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You Must Write a Biography.


Authors are often heard to grumble about writing their latest book blurb. How do you take a story you have poured your heart into and reduce it down to just a few small paragraphs while still capturing a reader's interest? Personally I don't mind writing the blurb, I find it a challenge or a puzzle to be solved.

On the other hand I do hate writing a Biographical piece on myself. First who wants to know about little old me and what in the world can I tell them that is interesting?

Despite my distaste for the chore I have been informed that every author must have a short bio because the wonderful readers out there want to know who is crazy enough to write a book .So this week I knuckled down, threw my leg over this bronc and wrote the Biography. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy getting to know each and every reader.

Danni Roan, born in rural western Pennsylvania, has always loved the country life. Her first work published under her real name, Paula Liddle-Beem, is a collection of folk essays about childhood in the lush, green mountains of PA. In Growing up American Danni recounts the adventures of a horse crazy country girl and her friends as the grew up in small town America.The youngest of four, born into a loving family Danni credit’s her love of books to her mother and father who both read and read regularly to their children. “If one of the kids was home, sick from school, Mom would always read to us.” Danni says, she also remembers her father reading to her and a lifelong friend from a story called “Scotty and the Horse that Wouldn’t Die.”

Danni and her brother Jonathan with Flame

Danni Graduated from Toccoa Falls College with a Bachlor’s in Missiology and later moved to the United Arab Emirates to teach English with her husband, whom she lovingly refers to as her everyday hero. Being a teacher of English and English as a Second Language for the past twelve years has only inspired Danni’s love of writing Western Historical Fiction.

After receiving her Masters of Education in Teaching English as a Foreign Language she determined to indulge her passion for fiction writing. Teaching essay writing and creating work for academic purposes can sometimes dull a creative spirit so writing fiction became and outlet for an active mind.

Growing up a horse addict she loved everything western from watching Gun Smoke in the evening with her father to reading every Louis L’Amour she could get her hands on. Danni’s writing incorporates a special place for the horse. This humble creature has built nations, fed families, and delighted both young and old and deserves our respect. Danni’s writing endeavors to the special creature who has always been her first love. Even her pen name is based on the color of a horse.

Danni and her sister Cleo