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…
Lessons Learning – Book Proposal. Enough said.
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Lessons Learning – Book Proposal. Enough said.

Book proposal. An image can say it all. Enough said. New fiction author, Tanya D. Dawson, has written a story for the young adult in all of us. Her pending novel, Andersen Light: A Mystic Creek Novel, brightens the sometimes dark world…
Fictional Andersen Light, Part One
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Fictional Andersen Light: A Mystic Creek Novel, Part One

Andersen Light: A Mystic Creek Novel is the fictitious lighthouse near the fictional town of Mystic Creek. It’s been in the Andersen family since its inception—before the Light House Establishment or its successor, the Lighthouse Service.…
Andersen Light (Working Title) Manuscript Update
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Andersen Light: A Mystic Creek Novel (Working Title) Manuscript Update

This post includes a link to my first video (https://youtu.be/4SuJVtowg4g) with the latest update on the Andersen Light: A Mystic Creek Novel manuscript. In the video you'll see me ready for a New Mexico morning of errands, including the…
Meet Katie, Canine Coworker & Officemate
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Meet Katie, Canine Coworker & Officemate

Katie, a perpetually shedding, half Beagle/half Shiba Inu, is my friend, canine coworker and officemate. She follows me from room to room and stations herself somewhere between the door and me, either to guard or keep me in place. Early…
Lessons Learning — Knowing Now What We Now Know is Okay (Distractions)
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Lessons Learning — Knowing Now What We Now Know is Okay (Distractions)

I know we don’t know what we don’t know. Still, sometimes I wish I had known some of what I’ve learned over the past few years a long time ago, don't you? I allow wistfulness its brief moment but move on to appreciate my lessons—not…
Georgie and Josefina ask, "What Would Luther Say?"
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Georgie and Josefina ask, "What Would Luther Say?"

When baffled by a new subject or problem, Georgie and Josefina respond with, “Let’s ask Luther,” or “What would Luther say?” Whether unexpected or truth the girls hadn’t yet faced, Luther’s guidance and instruction are kind, wise…
Meet Georgie's Peeps: A Peek into a New Novel
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Meet Georgie's Peeps: A Peek into a New Novel

Meet Georgie Jones's peeps, the Ryan and Jones families. Mary, a commercial artist, is mom to Georgie and her sibling units, Bill and Rose. Mom’s parents, Grandpa and Grandma Ryan, have a farm in the country, complete with a goat, where…
Luther Andersen Intro
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Luther Andersen

Luther Andersen, Lighthouse Keeper, Mystic & Mentor We know Luther Andersen as as a mystical lighthouse keeper, mentor and professor. Tall with black and silver hair and amazing blue eyes, he is what teenager Georgie calls, “buff for…
blog.tanyaddawson.com
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Hello, Voracious Readers!

Welcome! Hello, voracious readers, readers with eclectic and adventurous tastes! I am excited to introduce you to the fictional world of Luther Andersen and Georgie Jones— ahead of the first book’s publication. Get to know all the characters,…