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Danielle Banas

Pittsburgh, PA

Reader & Writer


Danielle Banas, a Pittsburgh native, earned a degree in communication from Robert Morris University. After years spent dreaming up characters instead of paying attention in class, Danielle joined the storytelling platform Wattpad, where her work has received millions of views online. When she isn’t writing, she can be found loudly singing show tunes, spouting off Walt Disney World trivia, and snuggling with her puppy. THE SUPERVILLAIN AND ME is her debut novel.

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

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 ... 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 ... 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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Monday, August 21st, 2017

Swoon Author Danielle Banas: MEN IN TIGHTS Is Getting a Makeover!

I get the majority of my greatest ideas in the shower. I’m convinced it’s because of the steam.  The title of Men in Tights was no exception. Somewhere between blinking shampoo out of my eyes and scrubbing behind my ears, inspiration struck. And considering I’m a person who is notoriously terrible at coming up with titles for ... Read More


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