Mary Ryan Jones

Andersen Light’s Georgie Jones' relationship with her mother, Mary Ryan Jones, isn’t complicated. It’s understandable. After all, people are multifaceted, and their relationship continually reshapes with life situations. Georgie’s…
Tanya D Dawson
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Happy Autumn

I still drag my feet into autumn like a school kid who doesn’t want summer to end and school to start. I usually get with the program and feel acceptance at my first sighting of a tree displaying autumn colors, a favorite of the fall season. A…
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Summertime

2022 is sliding into 2nd base and diving into cool water as we celebrate summer’s beginning. I like to note these moments to myself, whether I stand at the kitchen sink and gaze out the window, post on social media, or send a card. Sometimes…
Andersen Light: A Meta-Normal Novel Luther Andersen Georgie JonesTanya D Dawson
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From Their Perspectives

Two points of view provides a rich contrast between teenager Georgie and Luther, an adult of an undeclared age. This
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Local Authors, Author Life & Book Report

The last few weeks have been nicely jam-packed with activities, which have included meeting with local authors and my own author life works. Las Cruces Writers A few of the many local authors had our first in-person (since the start…
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Wassup Behind the Scenes?

Dear Mom, It’s been a month since my last letter. [Wait! That’s a different note. Let’s start over.] Dear Reader, It’s been a month since my last blog post. And what a month it’s been, filled with lots of doings behind the…
What I Love About Georgie Jones
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What I Love About Georgie Jones

What do I love about Georgie Jones, my teen hero? I love Georgie’s gumption. She displays her courage throughout the book, but we first witness her face her fear with a confidence battered by emotional attacks in the first chapter. I like…
Grab a Comfy Book Harriet the Spyblog.tanyaddawson.com
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Grab a Comfort Book & Assume the Position

These are the times for comfort. We reach for comfort food (my latest favorite is Nairn’s gluten-free biscuit, especially the stem ginger and chocolate varieties) and find a cozy spot to snack and assume the position. Nairn's Comfy…
What Would Luther Say?Public Domain
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The Fork & What Would Luther Say?

Indecision You’re in the angst of indecision. The weight of the “right" way presses your shoulders and stomach into knots as you face the fork in the road. You’ve researched and data gathered, analyzed, and listed the pros and cons,…
Scary Queryblog.TanyaDDawson.com
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Scary Query

Scary query? Let me just tell you…. Scary Query Querying an Agent Querying a literary agent can be terrifying, even paralyzing to a degree. You may not know this, but a query letter is the precious thing upon which a writer rests…