SWEET ROMANCE, MODERN-DAY FAIRYTALE

A magical red dress attracts the soul mate of the woman who wears it

The Red Dress Novellas are coming to Medium! You’ll find them on Illumination Book Chapters.

As each part is published, it will be added to the Guide. Just scroll down the page to find all the parts that are currently published!

Do you believe in fairy tales?

Do you ever wish there was a little more magic in life?

The women who are found by the red dress (because the dress really does find them more than they find the dress) didn’t believe in fairytales. But the magic found them anyway.

These books are sweet, romantic, and wholesome — clean romance for all ages. They were…


Indie author, blogger, freelance writer | Friend of animals | Coffee junkie

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I’ve been on Medium for a year and a half and I still haven’t introduced myself to you! Maybe it’s about time I did.

Where shall I start?

Just the facts

  • 51 years old as of June/2021
  • Widowed
  • Two kids (grown) and one grandchild
  • Friend of animals
  • Small town girl
  • Own a house and a car
  • Write full-time
  • Dani Rene is kind of my real name.

I live in a small town smack dab in the middle of Canada. I grew up here and moved to the city shortly after I turned 18. I had my children, worked, went to school (Bachelors of…


7 awesome things for middle age women to be happy about

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I did a Google search for “midlife women” this morning to cultivate some ideas for articles to write for Mid-Life Moxie. Can you guess what I found?

All the results were on a woman’s mid-life crisis! Why? Is that all people think mid-life is for women? One crisis after another?

Ok, I did write this article:

That’s not all my life is and I’m sure that if you are middle-aged, it’s not all your life is either!

There are many joys of being mid-life as a woman that just can’t compare to being in your 20s and 30s. …


And why you should

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I’ve been writing online for many years. 20 years to be more specific. I get more support from people I meet online in Twitter communities, Facebook groups, and other social networks than I do from people who actually know me.

I used to think that it was because my real life people just don’t care about what I do. Or understand what I do. But then I realized, maybe they just don’t know how much their support matters.

Maybe they don’t realize that when they read my book for free at work (where I displayed paperback copies of them for…


When “love” means different things to different people

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I have a vehement dislike for the term “true love” because it limits love. It suggests that if your love doesn’t fit a certain mold or have certain characteristics, it isn’t “true.” It will not last if you don’t “do” love right.

That simply isn’t true though, is it? There are many types of love. Some people have arranged marriages and grow to love their partners. Others fall in love at first sight and live long and happy lives together. …


I bought my first set of tarot cards!

I’m pretty excited about that! I’ve always been fascinated by tarot cards and how they work. I’ve had a couple of card…


Matthew McConaughey encourages us to look for them

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I’ve never been a huge fan of audio books until I listened to Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey. I’ll be honest. I choose this book because I love his voice.

I expect something kind of cheesy and somewhat campy. I thought there would be a lot about his career and how he worked so hard to get where he is today. And there is a bit of that. But there is so much more.


A SWEET ROMANCE, MODERN-DAY FAIRYTALE NOVELLA

Sandra and James meet again

Introduction: The Red Dress Novellas are sweet romance with a fairytale feel. A magical red dress that is nothing but good vibes for the women that wear it.

Want to know more before you start reading? Or do you need to find the other chapters? Here is the synopsis and introduction as well as all the chapters currently published:

June 1973

“Sandra! Look at you!”

Her grandma pulled her in for a big hug and then pushed her back to arm’s length so that she could check her dress out.

“I told you that butterfly clip was magical! And that dress is…


Why we love her

If there was any character of the 6 on the sitcom Friends that could be described as totally unique it is Phoebe Buffay. She’s a real character.

She grew up on the streets after her mom died and she ran away from home, lived in cars, and sometimes turned to mugging people to get by (including Ross once when they were both teenagers). She has a twin sister, named Ursula, who seems to take great joy in being just mean and at one point acted in adult movies under her sister’s name. …


Word of mouth spreads faster than honey on peanut butter

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As a teenager, my main goal was to escape Swan River’s small prying eyes for the anonymous crowds of Winnipeg. My dreams were filled with the sophisticated night life of the city. Now, I dream of an escape to streets where you can jaywalk at any time of the day without causing a ten car pileup.

In Swan River, word of mouth spreads faster than honey on peanut butter. If I went cruising on a Saturday night — a popular Swan River pastime — I could count on Sister So-and-So calling my mother by Monday evening at the latest. “Do…

Dani Rene

Not my first time at this rodeo. Professional writer for 20+ years. I’m just here for the bonuses. LOL | Find me on Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/dani1970

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