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Chapter 1 – The Trouble with Scarecrows


The Trouble with Scarecrows  is the second book in the Trouble with Men series – However, the books are stand-alone & can be read in any order. Chapter 1   Brenda Fisher hesitated at the door of the multiplex as if she stood at the entrance to hell. The long corridor was faintly lit by electric candelabras …

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January: Book/Movie Club Reviews “The Light Between Oceans”


January’s 2017 Book and Movie Review Theme: Australia Book/Movie Club Set Up: Each member of our group (women ages 24-48) draws a month and a genre/theme. Whosever month it is, gets to choose a book and movie in their category. (They do not have to be one in the same.) The group has approximately 3 …

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Book (Tailored for Trouble) and Movie (Enchanted) Club’s Review for December 2016


December’s 2016 Book and Movie Review Theme: Romance Book/Movie Club Set Up: Each member of our group (women ages 24-48) draws a month and a genre/theme. Whosever month it is, gets to choose a book and movie in their category. (They do not have to be one in the same.) The group has approximately 3 …

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Ghost of Christmas Past inspired short story: The Gift


This short story was inspired by the novella “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. I combined the Ghost of Christmas Past with the western genre to write The Gift. This short story is included in my short story collection: Supernatural Fairy Tales. The Gift by Dorlana Vann Paris, TX 1873   At first Cynthia was afraid …

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Book (Wonder) and Movie (Home Alone) Club’s Review


November’s 2016 Book and Movie Review Theme:  Children Book/Movie Club Set Up: Each member of our group (women ages 23-48) draws a month and a genre/theme. Whosever month it is, gets to choose a book and movie in their category. (They do not have to be one in the same.) The group has approximately 3 …

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Paperback Giveaway plus Amazon eBook Freebie


Hi Friends, I wanted to let you know about two promotions I’m having right now. I’m giving away one paperback copy of  The Trouble with Snowmen. And Silverweed: a supernatural fairy tale eBook is free on Amazon. The Trouble with Snowmen’s paperback giveaway is being hosted by GoodReads. If you are already on GoodReads it …

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Discovery Green: Places from “The Trouble with Snowmen”


One of the Downtown Houston, Texas locations mentioned in my romantic comedy, The Trouble with Snowmen, is Discovery Green. This urban park has over 11 acres with a stage, a playground, shaded seating areas, gardens, and plenty of room for festivals. Last weekend, we (I went with my husband and son) attended the Egyptian Festival. They …

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