Month: April 2018

Two Truths and a Lie!

Happy Wednesday Fairytale Fans!  Below are two truths and one lie.  Let’s see how well you know me.  The first correct answer will get a shout out in next week’s post!

  1.  I have read every Harry Potter book written.
  2. Before boarding an airplane I say “arrive alive”.
  3. I’m a dancing Queen, and love to dance.

Why these questions?  Because two of them are mentioned in Call Me Charlotte, and I wanted to give you a little teaser before the actual release.

Finalizing the text and the artwork this week has been so much fun and I can’t wait for you to have the finished product.  Call Me Charlotte is phase two of my Fairytale, and I love being able to share it with you.

Until next week I wish you Happy Endings, and more truths than lies!

As always,

Dana L.





Decisions, Decisions!

Everyday we’re forced to make decisions, right? Sometimes they’re easy, and sometimes they’re tough, but regardless they have to be made.  I’m big on accountability, and if you know me at all you’ll know that I take responsibility for my actions, even when doing so hurts.

In Lottie Loser, Charlotte made a decision the night of the Senior Sendoff that ended up costing her twelve years of friendship, and possibly love, with Nick.  It was a decision that haunted her for years, but thankfully she was given an opportunity to reevaluate, and to move forward with her life.

In Call Me Charlotte, once again our heroine is forced to make some important decisions, but will they be the right ones?  I have made decisions in my life that we’re good, and some that definitely were not, but let’s hope I led Charlotte down the right path!

As always I wish you a day of Happy Endings, and hopefully nothing but good decisions!

Dana L.


The World Wide Web…Friend or Foe?

When did I become so dependent on the internet?! Yes, it’s a great tool and resource, but when it goes down, even a person with limited technical skills like mine goes nuts!
This is how my day begins. Get-up, make coffee, greet Sofi, and start reading Tweets from the night before. Of course, some need a commentary from me, plus there are a couple of daily “Author Confessions” that I have to answer, and then I start on Facebook.
All this considering that two years ago I had no Social Media interest at all!
But when the internet stops working, or as I’m now calling it, “the world stops turning”, everything comes to a halt. Yes, I get a certain amount of Twitter and FB activity from the data on my phone, but nothing like when there’s WiFi available.
Where is all this leading us? Yesterday the internet was down all over town, and today I’ve had intermittent service. So while I have editing to do and a cover to approve for Call Me Charlotte, I haven’t been able to access emails from my publisher.
I’ve decided that when I have an approved cover for Charlotte I’ll send it out directly to those of you who have subscribed to my website. After all, membership has privileges, right?.

Until the next time, I wish Happy Endings, and no loss in your internet service!!

As Always,

Dana L.

Welcome To My New Website!

I’m so excited to have this amazing new website and am extremely grateful to Suzan Strait, my fourth daughter, for all her hard work!  It looks great, right?.

The cover design for Call Me Charlotte is in the works and I hope you love it as much as I do.  My plan is  to be able to give the Release Party dates and locations by next weekend, so stay tuned!

I look forward to hearing from you and as always, I wish you Happy Endings!

Dana L.