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A place for new authors and writers to connect and explore. Read my musings and learn from my experience as a new author who is self-publishing a YA fiction book series. Perhaps you can relate to my adventure. 


Dandelion Jane: a 1,000 Wishes

The long awaited second book in the Dandelion Jane series is available for purchase on Amazon! You can pick up your copy in paperback or Kindle.

“A 1,000 Wishes does not disappoint! You will find yourself wrapped up in Dandelion’s intriguing story once again.”


“Another riveting story that makes it hard to peel away from the pages of Dandelion’s journey.”

“Finished the book in 2 days, I couldn’t put it down! The story keeps developing in more intricate ways that leaves you wanting more and more! Too many unanswered questions and we are all invested and need to know what will happen next…..ready for book 3!”

– Lizzie Simpson

“I couldn’t put it down. So many brilliant metaphors tangled with emotion that has left me with the desire to read the next one now.”

– Amazon Reviewer

My first self-published YA fiction novel Dandelion Jane: Strawberry Jelly
is available for purchase on Amazon in paperback and Kindle. It is the first book in the Dandelion Jane series.


“There are books that I plod through and those gems, every once in a while, that I can’t put down and read straight through. Dandelion Jane was one of those gems. The author’s character development was so good that I could picture each of the characters so clearly. I was rooting for Dani from the very beginning and am eager to hear more. A. R. Stanley is one of those very gifted writers that I think we will hear great things from and about. She’s now on my short list of favorite authors.”

– Amazon Reviewer

“Riveting story, I couldn’t put it down. The relationships of the characters and the setting of rural Missouri seep into your soul. Read it!”

– Amazon Reviewer

“This novel realistically depicts how difficult life circumstances and drug and alcohol addiction impact a person, family, and community. The author creates memorable characters whom you both love and hate and situations which span from hopeful to devastating. The ending left me hoping for a sequel to further delve into Dani’s complicated past and future life.”

– Amazon Reviewer


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