Arbor University

Arbor University Tales:

Author Bio:

Molly Daniels resides in the southwestern corner of Indiana with her spouse, three children, two grandchildren, and various household pets. A student teacher in her fifth-grade class showed this avid reader how to unlock the creativity in her brain and to write down the stories in her own head.  She began writing her Women’s Fiction/New Adult series The Arbor University Tales while in college, and other short stories and poetry have been featured in several anthologies.

    Arbordale, Indiana…where mistakes are made, love blooms, friendships thrive, and futures are being formed.  Start in 1984 and work your way to the present with these young men and women as they begin their journey toward adulthood!

        Elicia Keller begins her first year of college as a snobbish, self-absorbed coed with the desire to fit in, meet the right people, and finally be away from her overbearing parents. She enters the world of fraternity parties, underage drinking, and learns firsthand what happens when poor choices are made.  Elicia’s roommates stick by her as hard lessons are learned. Will she learn from her past mistakes, or will a stranger’s good intentions be enough to pull her from her self-destructive path?   Sometimes, the ‘man of our dreams’  isn’t always the one we picture…

Currently available only as Love Is Sober on Amazon

Print version Love On The Rocks coming soon



Love Finds A Way

Can a blind date turn into a romance?  Amy Callahan wants to find out, so when she flies to California to spend a week with Matt Slagal, she discovers the ups and downs of a long distance relationship.  Which one prevails…”Absence makes the heart grow fonder”  or, “Out of sight, out of mind”?

Available at Amazon



ForbiddenLove_Draft    Forbidden Love:   Available at Amazon 


      Keri Patterson meets an older man, and is instantly transported into her first adult relationship.  But is Kyle Sampson really telling her the truth about his ex-wife?  Is Keri’s ambition to someday be a part of an Indianapolis 500 racing crew interfering with her love life?



Balancing Act:  Available at Amazon 


      Gretchen McLaren has her life mapped out.  Peace Corps, then settling down as a social worker, working with the elderly.  But her boyfriend Joe Walker doesn’t agree with her plans.  Find out what happens when love and ambition collide, and what happens when true love has been under your nose the entire time.


EndlessLove_MEDEndless Love, available at Amazon 


1st Runner Up in 2014 LRC Best YA/NA Book of 2o13 Award!  Thanks to all who voted for me:)

      Caitlyn McCarty also thinks she has her life planned out:  Marrying her high school sweetheart, Bryan Johnson, and teaching elementary school.  But when Bryan’s life turns upside down with an unexpected turn of events, will Caty stand by her man?  Or will she abandon him in his time of need?  And when she starts to question her life, will she find the courage to make up her own mind, rather than stay on the ‘safe’ path?


Searching For Love:  Available on Amazon 


Stephanie Ridgeman is sick and tired of watching her friends go through heartache and question their goals, all in the name of love.  So when she meets a young woman who introduces her to another lifestyle, Steph finds out there are different ways of expressing love, although society shuns her new views.  Will Steph ever figure out which world she belongs in, and will her friends accept her decisions?


Love Weighs In:  Available on Amazon:


What happens when your roommates are pencil-slim without trying, and you gain a dress size by looking at chocolate? Susan Best struggles with her self-esteem after a bad break up. She diets in the wrong manner, and soon it’s almost out of control. When love sneaks up on her, can she accept the truth her man loves her, not the number on her clothes?

Travis Freeman was instrumental in jump-starting Susan’s singing career. But he didn’t count on the dark side of being in the spotlight, and stands by helpless as the woman he loves spirals out of control. But after alerting her friends to the problem, he risks losing her altogether.

Jamie watched his identical twin brother Rob break Susan’s heart. Thrilled by the fact their friendship is rekindled, he appoints himself her personal body guard during their summer job. But when he kisses her, is she picturing his brother?

Love is Colorblind:

     This is the story of Lynne Harcourt, an African-American, who’s living every girl’s dream of dating the popular basketball player, and is a contender in the local beauty pageant.  As the title suggests, race will play a factor in this love story.  I’m only on the sixth chapter, so keep checking back for an update!

Future Books, also part of the series:

Love is a Gamble

Love is Ageless:

     80% complete, this is the story of Cassandra and Justin.  Justin, a senior in at Arbor University, is captivated when he meets Cassie, a recently widowed mother of two toddlers.  Cassie is leery of the fact she’s older than Justin, and tries unsuccessfully to fight her growing feelings.  What happens when Justin graduates, and starts his new career?  Is Cassie right about letting him experience life first, instead of diving into instant fatherhood? 

Second Chances:

You are cordially invited to an Arbor University Reunion! The year is 2004; come see how the lives of five friends has changed. Who’s married? Who has kids?

After fifteen years, Keri Patterson finds herself back in Arbordale, In, and invites her friends down for a reunion. But there’s another reason for the invitation: She’s afraid to face her past.

Kyle Sampson discovers the college girl he met at the wrong time has achieved her goals and is now being awarded Outstanding Alumni. It’s the right time for him to see her, but will she want to see him? More importantly, will time have healed the wounds between them, or is there a second chance to recapture a lost love?


  As the title suggests, Amy, Keri, Gretchen, Caitlyn, and Stephanie reunite nearly 20 years later.  Keri has been awarded “Outstanding Alumni” at Arbor University, and invites her friends and families to share in her honor.  But there is some unfinished business in Arbordale.  Is Keri still carrying a torch for her first love?  Did Matt and Amy ever marry?  Are Caitlyn and Bryan still together?  Does Gretchen get her self-confidence back?  What has Stephanie been doing all this time? 

Other books, not sure if they will be part of the series or not:

Randi and Brian…

Scott and Erica…

A ‘Hurricane Katrina” storyline…more geared toward Young Adult

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