Author Archive: Dorlana

Jaclyn’s Ghost is Free to Download


Get your U.S. copy here: Amazon – Jaclyn’s Ghost is available free on Amazon world-wide. Advertisements

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The Trouble with Snowmen by Dorlana Vann


The Trouble with Snowmen is that they never ever last forever … eBook and paperback available now on Amazon A Romantic Comedy all about heart-breakers (snowmen), fun shenanigans, fashion, séances, downtown Houston, urban cowgirls, and some of that kissy-kissy stuff.     Snowmen drift into your life like they were sent from above. The relationship is great, …

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The Ghost of Christmas Past inspired short story: The Gift


The Gift by Dorlana Vann 1873 At first Cynthia was afraid to look out the window. She was afraid she would see the ghostly figure out by the horses again, stirring them up, making them run and complain. But she was expecting someone; she had to look. The speck of hope that the person riding …

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Short Story: Forbidden Beach


Thumbelina + Mermaids = Forbidden Beach by Dorlana Vann   I knew what lurked beyond the trees even before I opened the car door: the forbidden, barricaded beach. Even though I lived only a few miles away, I had never stood so close. Leaning against the car, the wind ruffled my hair as nerves tangled …

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Short Story: Muse


Muse (Inspired by Prince Ariel from, “The Fairy Tales of Madame D’Aulnoy.”) by Dorlana Vann   Since Jackson couldn’t channel his frustration onto the blank page, he used his fist to pound it into the desk. “Ahhh,” he cried, swooshing his fountain pen and several loose pieces of writing-paper to the floor. His caged birds squawked …

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October 2017 Book Club Review: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper


October 2017 Theme: Spa Book Club Set Up: Each member of our group (women ages 24-49) draws a month and a theme. Whosever month it is, gets to choose a book in their category and host the meeting. The group has approximately 3 weeks to read the book and then we get together for themed …

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“The Little Mermaid” Inspired Short Story


His Soul Inspiration by Dorlana Vann   “Have you read this?” My husband, Philip, held the book of fairy tales I had bought from a used bookstore for my niece’s ninth birthday. “Well, not that one, but I’ve read fairy tales before,” I said as I shut the door and stepped out of my heels. …

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