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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

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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Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Swoon Author Danielle Banas: Behind the Spandex of THE SUPERVILLAIN AND ME

The most common question that I get from my family, friends, coworkers, neighbors who walk their dogs the same time that I walk mine, etc. is this: “Danielle, how on earth did you write a book?”That’s not meant to be a rude question either—it’s just an honest question. “Danielle, how is it possible to string together tens of thousands of ... Read More


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Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Swoon Author Danielle Banas' Editing Update: An Actual Emotional Rollercoaster

This was my family and friends when I told them I had received my first edit letter: “What?” they said, dumbfounded. “You need to edit this thing now? But... but you already wrote it! What else is there to do?!” HA! The amount of times I heard that was astronomical. And each time was very, very wrong. Turns out there ... Read More


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Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

And the winning cover for THE SUPERVILLAIN AND ME is...

I’ll be the first to admit that I am way too good at getting ahead of myself. And so it should come as no surprise that I was anticipating cover voting long before I had even signed my contract. Oops! But after months of waiting and wondering… here we are! I couldn’t stop smiling when the four SUPER cover directions ... Read More


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