About Dorlana

me and the girlsHi – welcome to my page. I write contemporary novels for teens and adults. My inspirations are fairy tales, the supernatural, and classic romantic comedies – sometimes combining all three in the same story. I writes weekend reads that have been described as inventive, creative, and fun. “This book is the perfect book to curl up with on a chilly evening.”

I’m a storyteller who might not spend pages on picturesque descriptions, but sometimes you’ll find a poem or two within the books. I love fun plot twist, the unexpected, the surreal, and the unreal. I hopes to take the reader, if only for a couple of hours, on a journey that’s fun and away from the too serious. In fact, the Amazon review below for Silverweed is my favorite review! Keep in mind, it’s a werewolf book.

back pew 2017“Silverweed is a fun story. Although the characters are straight faced serious, the situations they get into are hilarious. The author did a good job of foreshadowing all the plot twists.”

I am a born-and-raised Texan who lives outside of Houston with my husband and teen-aged son. I also have two married daughters and a grandson. When I’m not writing,texas hold'em I enjoy cooking, watching reality TV, hanging out with said family, playing TX hold’em, and drinking on patios.

I’m most active on Instagram ( info on sidebar) and like to post pictures of my outings in and around Houston, food & drinks, and book stuff of course.

2017 bbq cook offIf you would like review copies, would like to be a beta-reader, or if you just have a question or comment, I welcomes emails (dorlanasfairytales at gmail dot com) and will get back to you.

Love and Laughter,
Dorlana 🙂





Dorlana’s writing related Post:

How to Defeat Writers Block with Lies and Deceit

I forgot to “Save the Cat”

Keeping a Novel Diary

You Know You’re Addicted to Writing When …

Book 1 vs. Book 2: The Tortoise and the Hare

The Second Draft is Country Music

The Third Draft is an Empty Tube of Toothpaste

Concept, Characters, and Then Story. Oh …

When Did You Start Writing?

The Retelling of a Fairy Tale 


When One Door Closes

Character & Story Exercises

Frustration: a writers BFF



  1. I was searching for other speculative blogs with a fairy tale focus and I’m happy that I stumbled across yours! There aren’t enough romantic/comedy paranormal books out there, which is a pity, because the paranormal genre is ripe for humor. I’ll have a closer look around–I love reading and promoting books!


  2. Hi Janeen,
    I agree about the romantic/comedy paranormal books – Not only do I like to write them, I like to read them, too. Thanks for stopping by and leaving the comment. 🙂


  3. Great blog!… Just dropping by to tell you that I nominated you for a Creative Blogger Award (Pencils Version)~You can check it out at the end of this post: http://wp.me/p60vo-4gy
    Best wishes. Aquileana 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hi Aquileana – Thanks for the nomination and for stopping by!



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