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Meet New Author, Danielle K. Roux


The Parliament House is so pleased to introduce brand new author, Danielle K. Roux and her debut paranormal NA novel, NOT DEAD YET, which will be released in 2018!

Danielle K. Roux is a writer, teacher, and historian. She has a BFA in Architectural History from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), an MA in Architectural History from the University of Virginia, and an MS in Elementary Educational Studies from Johns Hopkins University. Danielle has always loved reading and telling stories – especially stories with adventure, mystery, humor and at least a little bit of spookiness. While living in Savannah, she worked as a ghost tour guide which meant she got paid to tell local history and lore to people and walk around at night looking at cemeteries and gorgeous old buildings that were probably haunted.

Danielle has been writing fiction since she was nine, after getting tired of reading from the perspective of white, straight male characters in fantasy novels. Her first written story involved a group of middle school girls who find necklaces used by a dead witch that give them supernatural powers. It was written in notebooks in purple and green gel pens and may or may not still exist. She is inspired by travelling to new places and reading about the stories tied to the landscape. She has at least three novels building in her brain (or wherever novels come from) and wishes she was writing them all right now.

Danielle lives with her wife and loud, orange tabby cat in Baltimore but dreams of places with mountains and cool air. Her bookshelves are full of true crime, ghost stories, architecture books, graphic novels, and the Harry Potter series. Her favorite book she has read in the past year is H is for Hawk because it combines biography, history and memoir. Now she really wants to learn falconry. Her dream library would be accessed through a secret door and look something like the library in the animated Disney Beauty and the Beast, although it would also have a cute barista or sentient coffee machine that once was said barista.

When she isn’t writing or thinking about writing, Danielle is building houses in the Sims, listening to podcasts, or taking Buzzfeed quizzes to find out what kind of salad she is based on her birth month. She is constantly re-watching Arrested Development, Murder She Wrote, Doctor Who, Archer and Sherlock. She is also a big fan of Orange is the New Black even though they killed her favorite character and Game of Thrones even though they will probably kill all her favorite characters. In an ideal world, she would go outside more and walk around, but there are bugs out there and nature makes her sneeze. She wishes she could learn to knit, grow a garden, and make her own cheese but there are only so many hours in the day. She is a Slytherin but usually feels like a Ravenclaw. She likes red wine and coffee but not at the same time. Her favorite pizza is pizza made in a brick oven with fresh mozzarella.

ABOUT NOT DEAD YET:

Katherine Garnet is a writer who has run out of inspiration and is desperate for new ideas. Despite the fact she has the “edge” of being trans (according to her editor) she is not looking to capitalize on her own personal story because she’s been burned before. Early in her career, a personal essay stolen from her and published by a rival earlier and she doesn’t want to risk having a part of her taken away like that again. August Prather is a young openly queer woman of color who seems to make millions writing novels with depth and meaning. After becoming increasingly obsessed with her, Garnet sneaks into August’s car to read her latest manuscript – and possibly steal it. The manuscript is a captivating story about two Russian young men who go on a quest for the elixir of life to gain immortality. While reading, Garnet falls asleep in the car and winds up getting “kidnapped” on a bizarre cross-country road trip with August. This journey parallels the quest in the manuscript, as misadventure and exploration leads to understanding and purpose.

We are so thrilled to bring you more info on NOT DEAD YET. Check back for links soon!

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