Tag Archives: YA

Episodes of “Potion” coming to Kindle Vella


Amazon will be launching Kindle Vella in July 2021. Readers will be able to read and pay for episodes as they go. (First 3 episodes of each story are FREE). I have already uploaded a few episodes of my young adult fairy tale inspired urban fantasy, POTION. I am excited (and a little scared lol) …

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Little Red Riding Hood Inspired Short Story


Silverweed Muffins (2008), was inspired by Little Red Riding Hood from Children’s and Household Tales. (Brothers Grimm, Germany: 1812) which in turn inspired my YA novel, Silverweed : a supernatural fairy tale. Silverweed Muffins by Dorlana Vann Swiss drove like mad in his little red car, down into the valley, down the narrow winding roads, …

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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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