Tag Archives: YA

Let the Plotting Begin “BWA-HA-HA”


Hi friends, It feels like a million years since I’ve worked on anything new, so I decided to write the next book in my Hansel and Gretel series – If you follow my blog, then you know I uploaded the first book Potion to SwoonReads. To write a second book was a hard decision since …

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Z for Zachariah – November’s Book and Movie Get-Together


Z for Zachariah Novel (1974): Written by Robert C. O’Brien Movie (2015): Screenplay by Nissar Modi directed by Craig Zobel The set up: Our group (women ages 22-48) pick a book that has been made into a movie. We read the book and then get together for thematic food, to discuss the book, and then to …

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My Poor Neglected Back-Burner Story


I started writing the rough draft for my Hansel and Gretel inspired young adult book back in February 2010. I’ve worked on it off and on throughout the years – although most of 2014 past without me even opening the file – but my progress keeps getting interrupted by different projects, like in 2012 when …

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Free Fairy Tale Inspired YA by Dorlana Vann


Inspired by the classic fairy tale Rapunzel and sprinkled with the question: What if the school’s misfits discovered a way to use mind control in order to become the popular group? The Princes of Tangleforest by Dorlana Vann (Fairy Tale inspired Young Adult ages 13+) Skater and reformed geek, Tanner Dobbs, soon learns that his …

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Free Ebook: Fairy Tale Inspired YA


Hi Friends, I just wanted to let you know that my Rapunzel inspired contemporary YA novel, The Princes of Tangleforest (Kindle eBook) will be Free Wednesday Sept. 5th. The Princes of Tangleforest was inspired by The Brother’s Grimm version of, “Rapunzel.” However, it is not a retelling of the classic. Instead, I’ve taken certain aspects …

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Move Over Story #1


Hi friends, A few weeks ago, wham! an idea for a romantic comedy hit me, and I couldn’t ignore it. I had to start writing it right then. There are several reasons why this is odd for me: I usually have to be actively searching for a story idea – especially my supernatural fairy tales …

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