Dana Wayne


Awarding winning author Dana Wayne is a sixth generation Texan and resides in the Piney Woods with her husband and biggest fan, a Calico cat named Katie, three children and four grandchildren.

She routinely speaks at book clubs, writers groups and other organizations and successfully coordinated multiple writing events including conferences and workshops as well as appearing on numerous writing blogs.

Her debut novel, Secrets of The Heart, won First Place, Contemporary Romance, through Texas Association of Authors Contest, was a finalist in the 2016 ETWG Writing contest, a finalist for the 2017 Scéal Award for Contemporary Romance, Reviewers Top Pick and selected as a Top 10 Books to Read This Winter from Books & Benches online magazine.

She has since released two more books, a western historical entitled Mail Order Groom (2017) and Whispers on The Wind (2018).

Affiliations include Romance Writers of America, Texas Association of Authors, Writers League of Texas, East Texas Writers Guild, Northeast Texas Writers Organization, and East Texas Writers Association.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am an avid tent camper! I love to be outdoors and have been camping and fishing since I was a child. I also love dutch oven cooking and even teach classes on how to cook in them. I also enjoy photography and have shot everything from weddings and portraits to still nature and still life. And if all that weren't enough, I'm a pretty good cook!
What is your writing process?
I write every day. It may be a little or may be a lot but I write every day. I typically devote my mornings to things around the house since my husband likes clean clothes and food on the table :-) and then the afternoons to writing. I typically will have more than one story going at a time so if I get stuck on one, I move to another.
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Where to find Dana Wayne online

Where to buy in print


Chasing Hope
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,130. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Can one precocious seven-year-old be the catalyst to heal a wounded warrior’s soul and bring joy back to her mother’s heart? Or will ashes of the past bury hope once and for all?
Secrets of the Heart
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,820. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Western
Nurse Tori Morgan needs to regroup following a personal tragedy. Wade needed a nurse for his mother but got more than he bargained for in Tori. Pretending to be in love with her seemed like a good idea at the time. The plan starts out easy enough even as they try to ignore the electricity radiating between them, unaware of danger watching from the shadows.
Whispers On The Wind
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,170. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » General
You didn’t stop him. He killed her. Dire warnings from a voice only he can hear makes Sheriff Cooper Delaney doubt his sanity. When a body is found matching one from a recent nightmare, he believes he’s gone off the deep end. The dead do not talk to the living. Or do they?
Mail Order Groom
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,160. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Emma Marshall is tough, capable and about to have her world turned upside down. Her father wants her married. She wants none of it. A jean-wearing, cattle herding, headstrong woman, she fights for her independence. Tyler Roundtree is about to change all that. Sparks fly on their first meeting and she soon discovers she knows all about running a ranch and nothing about being a woman.

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