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Writing Update September 2016


Hi friends, I hope everyone had a fabulous summer. I have a few things going on with my writing projects and some fun promo stuff coming up, too. The Trouble with Snowmen:  I’m super excited because I just received news that The Trouble with Snowmen eBook will be FREE from October 9, 2016 – October …

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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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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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