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…
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…
Andersen Light Accepted for Publication
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Accepted for Publication!

Andersen Light: A Mystic Creek Novel has been accepted for publication!
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…
Accountability & Writer's CreepTanya De Dawson
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Writer's Creep

Accountability & Writer's Creep Creep happens. I’d like to say writer’s creep happens especially when the writer is new. I’d like to wave my arm magnanimously and say there-there to myself. And while life happens, my progress…
Andersen Light Book Cover MockupTanya D. Dawson
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Grateful

I am grateful for last year. In the beginning I took on a transitional, and what I supposed would be a supporting role in a local New Thought church called Unity. Rather, the ministry immediately became life’s front and center—while I sported…
Adding Me to My To-DoTanya D Dawson