Category Archives: writing

Critiques: A Writer’s BFF


I have observed some really upset writers after they’ve received written or verbal suggestions about their stories. And I think most writers at least wince (I know I do) when they receive a lot of edits. But you can actually learn to see these as gifts, huge favors, and even unexpected muses instead of personal …

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Cowgirls & Snowmen Giveaway!


To celebrate the paperback release of my romantic comedy, The Trouble with Snowmen, I’ve teamed up with two more Texans for a fun giveaway. One lucky winner will received a prize package worth over $80.00! The Prize Package includes: A Signed paperback copy of The Trouble with Snowmen: A case of mistaken identity sets the …

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The Trouble with Snowmen is available in Paperback


Looky Looky Paperback —-> I’m thrilled to announce that my romantic comedy, The Trouble with Snowmen, is now available in paperback. This is the first book in my Trouble with Men series, which has fun, new dating terms and concepts, outrageous shenanigans, a touch of magical realism, twists and turns, broken hearts, chemistry, fashion, seduction, food, …

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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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Tex-Mex Turkey Street Tacos (Food from “The Trouble with Scarecrows”)


I love tacos, and since I was born, raised, and stayed in Texas, I’ve had access to a huge variety of different kinds, but the ones from my childhood are the most memorable. Growing up, my parents made taco meat from ground beef and a packaged spice mix. Taco night was always served family-style with …

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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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