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Chapter 1 – Silverweed: a supernatural fairy tale (YA – Inspired by Little Red Riding Hood)


CHAPTER 1 Once Upon a Time Surrounded by winter woods, his grandmother’s house was down a hill, blanketed in the dreary afternoon. Aiden Young wondered if the stately, but definitely deteriorating, two-story would’ve looked less spooky if he and his mother, Lucy, were visiting under happier circumstances. He doubted it. His mom parked the rental …

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New Paranormal Short Stories! Supernatural Fairy Tales


Hi Friends, I have been editing and revising and adding stories to my short story collection, Supernatural Fairy Tales: fairy tale inspired paranormal short stories. The first edition had 9 stories. I have added 9 more stories plus 13 fairy tale inspired poems. As you can see, the book also has a new cover. Let …

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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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