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Silverweed: a supernatural fairy tale


Silverweed has had a make-over! Revisions, a new cover, & a paperback bonus:  8 fairy tale inspired supernatural short stories! Available only on Amazon. Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited! In this Little-Red-Riding-Hood-inspired paranormal fairy tale, the roles of prey and predator are blurred. Seventeen-year-old Aiden Young travels to Indiana for his aunt’s funeral, where his …

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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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Blogging at Soul Mate Publishing About Building a Novel


Click on over to Soul Mate Publishing and check out my post about how to write a novel using, what I call, The Building method.  This technique builds inspiration upon inspiration, like a house, from the ground up.  Below is the example of how I used the technique for one of my young adult novels, …

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Short Story: Silverweed Muffins by Dorlana Vann


Below is the short story, “Silverweed Muffins”, which was inspired by “Little Red Riding Hood”, which in turn inspired my YA novel, Silverweed. I used some of the same background and plotlines for the book that I had used in the short story. In addition, when I drafted the longer version, I added a theme …

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Superstition References in Silverweed: a supernatural fairy tale


    The superstition references in Silverweed are a combination of my grandfather’s stories and an informative superstitions dictionary. I’d never really been that superstitious, except for doing things like tossing salt over both my shoulders—yes, both because I didn’t know which one was correct. However, my interest sparked in 2006 when my mom told me about my …

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My Favorite Fairy Tale Quotes


“I use to be Snow White, but I drifted.” Mae West “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” Albert Einstein “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” C.S. Lewis “Every man’s life is a …

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Free Supernatural Fairy Tale


Hi Friends, The Kindle eBook version of Silverweed: a supernatural fairy tale is free today and tomorrow. Werewolf,  Young Adult, paranormal fantasy inspired by Little Red Riding Hood Once upon a time Granny was attacked by a werewolf. Eighteen years later her grandson, Aiden Young, arrives in Indiana for his aunt’s funeral, and his unfortunate …

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