Dana Burkey


I graduated college in 2009 with a degree in theater and a minor in creative writing. No ideas I had seemed to stick until I really dove into the work of YA. I love reading, and now writing, YA stories. I look forward to sharing more of the ideas with readers in the near future. In the mean time I live in Washington State in a little cabin in the woods with my cat Cato. I work full time at a kids camp, and spend my free time doing community theater and adventuring in nature!

Smashwords Interview

What do your fans mean to you?
I was totally blown away at the fans that contacted me after I released my first YA romance novella: Just Pretending! They really gave me the drive to keep writing even more, and that is what drove me to participate in NaNoWriMo in November so I could finish my full length novel.
What are you working on next?
I am currently editing my first full length novel. It is a YA thriller fiction that I started as a part of NaNoWriMo. I am really excited to share it with everyone! It was based on a writing prompt I read about 3 years ago, but always set aside. It has changed a lot over the years, but I think it ended up just where it was meant to be.

I am also excited to announce that my YA series: Hearts to Follow will be released as an audio book just in time for valentines day! I am working with an amazing and talented actress for this project, and can't wait for everyone to experience my work in this new way!
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Where to find Dana Burkey online

Twitter: @Dana4Camp
Facebook: Facebook profile


Learning To Fly (.5 edition)
Price: Free! Words: 11,940. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
Max Turner is a tom boy through and through. Her favorite activities include hunting, fishing, playing sports, and running around with her neighbors Peter and Kyle. But, when Max meets some girls at the local trampoline park she gets introduced to a whole new world. With her dad's encouragement Max finds herself in a place she never imagined she would be: an all star cheerleading gym. TNT Force is
Locket Full of Secrets: The Reunion
Price: Free! Words: 7,250. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense
After almost 3 years, Olena comes rocketing back into Claire's life, changing everything for the worse. Picking up the shattered pieces, Claire is not sure who to believe. Is Olena who she says she is, or is she a killer to stay away from.
Just Pretending
Price: Free! Words: 10,990. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
(5.00 from 1 review)
When Nick comes back into Cams life he brings all the pain she has spend the last year trying to forget. Seeing how happy he is with his new girlfriend, she gets the help of her friend Josh to make Nick jealous and win him back. Will her plan lead to summer love with Nick, or will it be another summer of heartbreak? This book is the first in the Hearts to Follow series

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