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Short Story (Dark Fantasy) Inspired by The Little Mermaid


This short story was originally published in the online fairy tale magazine, Enchanted Conversation . It is included in my fairy tale inspired paranormal short story collection: Supernatural Fairy Tales. 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 …

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Release Day! The Trouble with Scarecrows (Chapter 1 and giveaway)


Hi friends, I’m very excited to share my latest contemporary romance, The Trouble with Scarecrows. I have posted the first chapter below. I would love to know what you think. And if you leave a comment, you’ll be in the drawing for a copy (Kindle or Pdf – winner’s choice).  I’ll post the winner  on Saturday – April …

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Writing Update – April 2016


    Hi Friends, Here’s what I’ve been up to with my writing. Young Adult Fairy Tale Inspired Book: I’m pretty much finished with the first 10 chapters. I’m working on rewrites/edits through the middle of the book, and I’m satisfied with the way those are going. But the end, yikes, it is still a …

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The Trouble with Scarecrows: Pre-order


The second book in my Trouble with Men Series is now up for preorder (Kindle eBook) The official publication date is April 13, 2016. The Trouble with Scarecrows by Dorlana Vann Preorder at Amazon.com Preorder at Amazon.UK A scarecrow is the opposite of a wingman, a dating decoy used to scare away any “crows” who …

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Dorlana’s Writing Diary (9th entry)


The Trouble with Scarecrows (Book 2 Trouble with Men) –  I have my cover and my official summary/blurb , and a few days ago, I received my final galleys. But every time I get my edits back, I find tons of things to change – from commas to entire paragraphs. It’s not as much as …

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TBT – Fairy Tale Inspired Poems


I think it was 2008 when I experimented with mixing different types of poetry with fairy tales. It was an interesting challenge to try and follow the rules and rhyme schemes of the different forms. I didn’t write down which poem was what style, of course, so I have no idea about some of them – others are …

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Free Fairy Tale Inspired YA Novel: The Princes of Tangleforest


What if the school’s misfits discovered a way to use mind control in order to become the popular group? Free  January 7-11 2016 The Princes of Tangleforest (Inspired by the classic fairy tale Rapunzel ) by Dorlana Vann  ages 12+ Skater and reformed geek, Tanner Dobbs, soon learns that his new school, Tangleforest High, is ruled …

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