About Me

Version 2I’ve been writing my whole life for fun.  Sometimes it’s more fun than others.

I’ve recently started seeking an agent for my first novel worth publishing.  (We won’t talk about the virtual drawer bursting with practice novels.) I also write short stories, some of which are available on the internet, journal entries which sometimes become blog posts, notes to myself on post-its, and a junk journal full of other people’s quotes. Oh, and I like to read pretty much anything.

I write horror, fantasy, romance, and young adult. I love interesting characters in weird situations.  I’m passionate about mental health and self-acceptance, so those themes tend to find their way into my stories.

I have a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling, and I’ve worked as a counselor for people with both mental health and substance abuse challenges. I also spent three fantastic years as a crisis counselor helping people struggling with suicidal or homicidal ideation. My internship was with a hospice, doing grief counseling with people who were dying and people who experienced a loss. These experiences have shaped my stories.

My favorite things in life are my dogs, reading, writing, and hiking.  I love music and almost always have something playing, but it can range from the Rolling Stones to Taylor Swift, depending on my mood.

Here’s a relatively short but incomplete list of my favorite books:

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things, by Bryn Greenwood

Watership Down, by Richard Adams

Watchers, by Dean Koontz

Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte

Firestarter, by Stephen King

Where the Heart Is, by Billie Letts

The Forbidden Game trilogy, by LJ Smith

Remember Me, by Christopher Pike

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

The Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum

Beautiful Disaster, by Jamie McGuire

Contact me at doreeweller@gmail.com

2 comments on “About Me

  1. Sue E. Generis says:

    hi, doree, any relation to sam weller of salt lake city, the book people?

    nice to “read” you. john lennon’s toliet. who knew?

    i like your site, it’s prettiful and tasteful.

    if you have any chapters you’d like to exchange, try me at the above email.


  2. hope says:

    I LOVE your blog!!! It was a great read!

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