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Danielle Banas

Pittsburgh, PA

Reader & Writer


Danielle Banas is the author of THE SUPERVILLAIN AND ME and THE GOOD FOR NOTHINGS. She earned a degree in communication from Robert Morris University, where she spent slightly too much time daydreaming about new characters instead of paying attention in class. When she isn't writing, Danielle can be found loudly singing show tunes, spouting off Disney World trivia, and snuggling with her puppy. She lives in her hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Favorite Books

Harry Potter, The Lunar Chronicles, The Fault in Our Stars, The Reckoners series, Red Queen, Six of Crows, Fangirl

Favorite Quotes

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”

Favorite Genres

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Most Recent Blog Posts

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

How NOT to Write a Book

One of the most common questions that a writer gets asked is, “How do you write a book?” Or better yet, “How do I write a book?” There are hundreds of articles, Twitter threads, etc. on this subject that outline exactly what you need to do in order to finish your book and get it published. (Spoiler: There isn’t only … Read More


The Good for Nothings, Danielle Banas, writing
Friday, July 24th, 2020

Editing: Sometimes More Work Now Means Less Work Later

Even though writing The Good for Nothings was about a billion times more difficult than writing my first book, The Supervillain and Me, I was pleasantly surprised to find that editing it was about a billion times easier.Years ago, when I was a baby writer, I used to be pretty good at pantsing my way through a first draft. I’d … Read More


The Good for Nothings, Danielle Banas, writing, editing update
Monday, March 30th, 2020

First Drafts: Fear of the Unknown

It is a truth universally acknowledged that second books are reeeeeeeally hard to write. Prior to writing The Good for Nothings, I had spent about four years working on my debut, The Supervillain and Me, and writing other superhero stories—all with the same characters, the same world, the same superpowers… you get the picture. As someone who is terrified of … Read More


Danielle Banas, The Good for Nothings, writing, first draft report
Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Announcing THE GOOD FOR NOTHINGS by Danielle Banas!

I feel like writing a second book is even scarier than writing a first book. When I started the first draft of my debut, The Supervillain and Me, I did so not knowing if anyone would ever read it or, honestly, if I would even finish writing it. Fast forward four years and suddenly I was getting ready to write … Read More


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Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Swoon Author Danielle Banas: Finding the Perfect Superhero Name (Plus a Quiz!)

“Who are you?” This guy must have been new in town. Not even Connor was this annoying to civilians after he saved them.The man—or boy, rather (I’d determined by his voice he was somewhere around my age)—scoffed. “I can’t tell you that. Rule numero uno and all.”“I wasn’t asking for your real name. What’s your superhero name?”“Oh, right. I can’t … Read More


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