|Dana Michelle Burnett|
Carrying echoes of Amy Tan and Rebecca Wells, Dana Michelle Burnett’s debut novel Ghost Country takes the reader into the lives of three Cherokee women and the lives of their modern day daughters.
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Dana Michelle Burnett spent most of her life writing short stories and sharing them with family and friends. She was fresh out of high school when she earned a spot as a guest columnist for her local newspaper, The Tribune. In the years that followed, her work was published in numerous commercial and literary magazines including Just Labs, Mindprints: A Literary Journal, Foliate Oak, and many more. Her short story John Lennon and the Chicken Holocaust was included in The Best of Foliate Oak in 2006.
Each story carries the reader through a world where a birthday wish can make people disappear; where a child, after being told that she is nothing, can find her way back to the forgotten Cherokee traditions; and where a woman can give her daughter a treasured bit of advice thanks to a dead rock star.