Dannika Dark was born on a military base in the U.S. and spent her youth traveling abroad. She developed an interest writing poetry and song lyrics early on, eventually gravitating toward a job that involved writing procedural training documentation. In her spare time, she wrote novels before she decided to pursue a career in publishing.
In addition to writing about supernatural worlds, Dannika is passionate about graphic design and creates all her own covers and series art. When not writing, she enjoys indie music, movies, reading, Tex-Mex, strawberry daiquiris, heaps of chocolate, and unleashing her dark side.
All of her published books to date are written in the same universe and contain material suitable for adults only. Dannika's books have sold more than 1 million copies worldwide.
"For me, writing is all about blending genres to break out of the confines of predictability, but it's what I love to do."
Will you read my manuscript?
I do not accept manuscripts to review or critique. Any sent to me will not be opened.
Can you give me advice on publishing?
If you send me a message with this question, I'm sorry but I cannot reply. My advice is to 1.) Read a lot of craft books 2.) Write a lot. 3.) Form a small group of authors on your writing level in your genre that you can bounce ideas and marketing advice off of. You will learn from each other and grow 4.) Utilize the Internet for research. There is a wealth of information at your fingertips, and there is no magic formula anyone can give you to write a good story or be a success. It requires hours of hard work, an ability to acclimate to change, and sacrifice.
What is your thoughts on fanfiction?
I'm opposed to fanfiction written in my world. Every author is going to have a different view on this, so you should research the authors to find out their stance and also familiarize yourself with copyright laws. But see, I have invested hours of labor and love into these books. Writing about my characters is like kidnapping my children and raising them as your own. Writing about unique words and concepts, such as the Mageri, Chitahs, or what I've done with the Mage is the equivalent of stealing personal property from my house. Writing in my world is the same as moving into my house without my permission. Please respect the intellectual property rights of authors. Fanfiction deals with legally protected works, so writers are taking a risk. Let our books inspire you to create your own worlds and stories. But no, I do not support fanfiction in my world. True fans will appreciate the purity of the stories as they were meant be told by the author.
What are some books you recommend?
Tons! There are so many in trad and indie publishing that it's impossible to even create a list since I read in various genres. I do have a Goodreads account where I've put some books on my shelves, although they are not my full list. It's hard to recommend books without knowing what the reader's personal preferences is in not only genre, but the level of magic, violence, or romance they like. I began reading paranormal books such as Jeaniene Frost, Chloe Neill, Lara Adrian, Gena Showalter, and now read lots of books from my friends or bestsellers. I wish I had more time to read as many books as I used to, but my commitment to my readers to create more stories is more important.
Will you attend a conference?
Mayhap. I'm a private person, and I don't have any signings in the near future. You can go to authorgraph.com and request a virtual autograph from me - just as cool and delivered on your ereader! I'm also easy to follow on Facebook. I also don't sell autographed books direct. It takes too much time to handle those orders where I could be writing.
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