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Get to Know Author Dana Michelle Burnett

Hello readers!
Today we have author, Dana Michelle Burnett joining us to answer a few questions and talk about her new YA paranormal romance book, Spiritus. If you click her name you will go to her website.

Please tell readers about Spiritus.

Spiritus is a paranormal romance between a young girl, Becca, and a ghost, Alastor. Alastor believes that Becca is his former wife reincarnated. The problem? His wife is the one that killed him over a century ago. So, is Alastor back for love or revenge?

Who or what inspires your writing?
As things change in my life, my inspiration changes. I’ve been inspired by my own family, music videos, and most recently, houses that I pass every day.

When did you know you would be a writer?
I think I was in grade school when I gave up on being a movie star and decided that I wanted to be a writer. I thought it would be more fun to write stories that became movies rather than just star in them.

How long did it take you to write your first novel?
I wrote my first novel through high school and it took most of my high school years to complete. It’s, of course, awful!

What is the hardest part of writing for you?
I tend to get ideas that are completely unrelated to what I’m working on at that moment. Also, as a single mom, life tends to get in the way an awful lot.

Do you have any writing rituals?
I write everything out in spiral notebooks first and then my first rewrite is when I type it into my computer. I also tend to write out of order, working on whatever scene is strongest in my brain at that moment.

Have you written any thing else?
My fiction work includes many short stories for literary magazines, a literary novel titled Ghost Country, and a romance novel Two Out of Three.

Any advice to aspiring writers?
Don’t give up and keep writing. It’s a great time to be a writer.

Who are your favorite Authors?
I love Anne Rice and Amanda Hocking, but also a few oldies.

What are your favorite books, or which book has impacted you the most?
Gone With The Wind is still my favorite book of all time. I’ve read my copy so many times that the ink is wearing from the edges of the pages.

What are you currently reading?
I recently bought the new paperback version of Switched by Amanda Hocking.

How do readers find out more about you?
They can visit my website, follow my on Twitter, or on Facebook.

Comments

  1. It's interesting the author mentions inspiration from houses she passes. I never thought of that but houses can have a story to tell just as people can. Great interview!

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  2. Great interview. I should try reading Gone with the Wind some day.

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