So this is it . . . my biography . . . Let’s start with the basics. My name is Breeanna Pierce and I grew up in a small town in Northwest Iowa. When I graduated high school, I joined the Army National Guard and shortly after my training was finished, I deployed to Iraq as a photojournalist and graphic artist. Now I’m back in Iowa, living with my awesome border collie, Indy, performing with our local theatre company, and playing my cello whenever possible. But when I’m not playing fetch or searching for new sheet music, I write. I can’t even call writing a hobby, because it feels more like an addiction, but I figure there are worse things to be addicted to. I blame Beauty and the Beast. I was OBSESSED with that movie and wanted to be just like Belle. So of course, I read and I read and I read. Many nights were spent reading instead of sleeping . . . woops.
Fast forward a few years, my 8th grade English teacher introduced me to fiction writing. I wrote my first “book” that year, but like most novels written by a 14-year-old, it wasn’t exactly publishable. So when I was 16, I scrapped the 300-page document and started on a whole new project. Ten years later, I have completed drafts for the first four books in a contemporary fantasy series originally meant for YA.
Now, that series is getting an adult overhaul. The first book in the series, A BANSHEE’S SCREAM, is currently on the glorious[ly painful] journey of submission, rejection and [hopefully] publication. Here’s to the wild ride that is writing.