Dakota Banks

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A pseudonym used by Shirley Kennett.

I have to believe that growing up in a converted turn-of-the-century funeral home, complete with blood gutters and a drain in the basement floor, warped my mind.

I set aside all those macabre thoughts spawned by reading books in the basement at night with a flashlight and undertook a relatively normal life. College, science fiction, husband, computers, Star Trek, mortgage, fantasy, Star Wars, kids, mysteries, writing, thrillers, horror, and cats. I'm not sure in which order all those things happened, but I haven't killed off enough gray cells yet that I've forgotten any of them. That brings me up to now, or at least the last decade.

I wrote short stories in high school and college, submitted them, and got
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message 22: by Carly

Carly Hey Dakota, thanks for the friendship :)


message 21: by Dakota

Dakota Banks Graeme wrote: "Hi Dakota, Thanks for your kind friendship."

It's my pleasure, Graeme.


message 20: by Graeme

Graeme Stokes Hi Dakota, Thanks for your kind friendship.


message 19: by Dakota

Dakota Banks Welcome, Lady Danielle, new friend. Thanks for accepting.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) Hi Dakota. Thanks for the friendvite!


message 17: by Dakota

Dakota Banks Hang in there, Melissa--giveaways are still coming up!


message 16: by Dakota

Dakota Banks Francesca the Fierce ~Eyelet Ecstasy~ wrote: "Thank you so much for the friend invite and thanks for stopping by our blog!"

Thanks for the opportunity to visit your blog. I love your nicknames, Eyelet Ecstasy, etc.


message 15: by Dakota

Dakota Banks Annie the Destroyer *Leather Lust* wrote: "Hi Dakota!! Thanks so much for the friend invite! Look forward to chatting some more. Hope you had a fun time at our blog :)"
I did, and I'm glad to connect with you on GR. :-)


Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog) Thank you so much for the friend invite and thanks for stopping by our blog!


Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) Hi Dakota!! Thanks so much for the friend invite! Look forward to chatting some more. Hope you had a fun time at our blog :)


message 12: by Dakota

Dakota Banks Angela the Fair ~Lusty Lace~ wrote: "Thanks for the friend-vite. Your interview at UTC is awesome!!!"

Thanks, Angela. Great interview questions give me so much to work with, and make it fun and easy!


message 11: by Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog) (last edited Mar 27, 2012 05:03PM)

Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog) Thanks for the friend-vite. Your interview at link: UTC is awesome!!!


message 10: by Dakota

Dakota Banks Diana (Offbeat Vagabond) wrote: "Thank you so much for the friend request. I gladly accept. So awesome becoming friends with an author *blushes* Hope to talk more later and hope you had a wonderful weekend :)"

Hi, Diana! It's a pleasure to be GR friends with you. I'd like to chat too. Anytime ...


Dakota Banks Carolyn wrote: "Dakota Banks! Hello! So happy to be GR friends! Thanks for the invite, and all my best on Deliverance this year!!"

Hi Carolyn, happy to be your GR friend, and thanks for the good wishes on Deliverance!


Dakota Banks HellKat ^_~ Courtney wrote: "Thanks for the friend request!"

Hi Courtney! Glad to be your friend.


Dakota Banks Carole wrote: "Hi Dakota! thanks for adding me."

Hi, Carole. I'm glad to be your friend on Goodreads!


Dakota Banks A. R. wrote: "Thanks for the add!"

My pleasure!


Diana (Offbeat Vagabond) Thank you so much for the friend request. I gladly accept. So awesome becoming friends with an author *blushes* Hope to talk more later and hope you had a wonderful weekend :)


Carolyn Crane Dakota Banks! Hello! So happy to be GR friends! Thanks for the invite, and all my best on Deliverance this year!!


Carole Gill Hi Dakota! thanks for adding me.


message 2: by A.R.

A.R. Thanks for the add!


HellKat ^_~ Courtney Thanks for the friend request!


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