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Silverweed – Chapter 1 (Little Red Riding Hood Inspired YA)


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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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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Writing Update September 2016


Hi friends, I hope everyone had a fabulous summer. I have a few things going on with my writing projects and some fun promo stuff coming up, too. The Trouble with Snowmen:  I’m super excited because I just received news that The Trouble with Snowmen eBook will be FREE from October 9, 2016 – October …

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Rough Draft Diary Entry #1


So I decided to work on the rough drafts of two books at the same time.  I do like being able to have another book to go to if I get stalled on the other – but they are so different that it’s a huge mindset change whenever I do go to the next book. …

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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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The Princes of Tangleforest Chapter 1


How do you change Frogs Nerds into Princes the popular kids ? The Princes of Tangleforest by Dorlana Vann (Fairy Tale inspired Young Adult) The Princes of Tangleforest by Dorlana Vann  Chapter 1 Although the girly-girl-filled lunch table buzzed with excitement over the cute new guy with the mess of blond waves, Julia Webster tried to ignore …

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My Favorite Writing Resources


Hi Friends, I’m in the middle of writing my romantic comedy rough draft (17,000 words so far) and working on the 2nd draft my YA supernatural fairy tale. As I write, I’m refreshing on all things that go into constructing a novel. Along with a couple of handwritten signs that are tacked to my bulletin …

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