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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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Book (The Silent Sister) and Movie (The Girl on the Train) Club’s Review


October 2016 Book and Movie Review Theme:  Thriller Book/Movie Club Set Up: Each member of our group (women ages 23-48) draws a month and a genre/theme, and they get to choose a book and movie in their category. (They do not have to be one in the same.) The group has approximately 3 weeks to …

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I’m blogging at Soul Mate Publishing Today


Hop on over to Soul Mate Publishing’s Blog – my post:  It’s Not You, It’s Your Writing – How to Not Take Critiques Personally  is up. I’ve used a few famous quotes to help demonstrate my views on how to develop thicker skin by looking at critiques in a different light. Check it out if you have a chance. Love …

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