Dana Fraedrich

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Dana Fraedrich is a dog lover, self-professed geek, and author of the steampunk fantasy series Broken Gears, which includes the Amazon bestseller, Out of the Shadows. Dana's books are full of secrets and colorful characters that examine the many shades of grey that paint the world. When she isn't busy writing or attending book shows and author conferences, she can be found playing video games and frolicking among the Bookstagram community (the bookish corner of Instagram).

Even from a young age, she enjoyed writing down the stories that she imagined in her mind. Born and raised in Virginia, she earned her BFA from Roanoke College and is now carving out her own happily ever after in Nashville, TN with her husband and two dogs. Dana is always
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Dana Fraedrich Honestly, I am terrible at dealing with writer's block. I was always taught--and this is the best writing advice I ever received--to just keep writing…moreHonestly, I am terrible at dealing with writer's block. I was always taught--and this is the best writing advice I ever received--to just keep writing. Even if you know what's coming out is terrible, keep writing. What I usually end up doing instead is to whinge at my husband about my writer's block, but that sometimes helps me to work through it. I'm a talker, so I have to talk through things to get to the other side.(less)
Dana Fraedrich I adore the ability to create worlds and (hopefully) craft a story that is restorative for people. I personally cannot read or watch things that have …moreI adore the ability to create worlds and (hopefully) craft a story that is restorative for people. I personally cannot read or watch things that have no hope. I want to put color and happiness in the world. It makes my heart happy to write something that brings light into someone else's life. On top of that, I love thinking "what if?". I'm so thankful for the ability to weave a new tale and dream up scenarios and creatures and characters. It's invigorating to me!(less)
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Uprooted by Naomi Novik

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