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Dana Gynther

Dana Gynther was raised in St Louis, Missouri and Auburn, Alabama. She has a BA from the University of Alabama in Political Science and French and an MA in French Literature. She has lived in France and currently lives in Valencia, Spain, where both she and her husband Carlos are teachers and translators. They have two daughters, Claudia and Lucia. Crossing on the Paris is her first novel.
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Dana Gynther
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing." Oscar Wilde (who else?)

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. It depends on the year. In 1977, it was meeting Peter Frampton. In 1988, it was mastering French. In 1992, it was marrying the man of my dreams. In 2012: my novel being published. Without a doubt.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Love the cocky, misanthropic, flawed Sherlock Holmes.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Impossible! Let's try... "Tiger Lily" by Luna; "Man on the Moon," by REM; "I'm Your Man," by Leonard Cohen; "The State I'm In," by Belle & Sebastian; "Sway," by the Rolling Stones. And Elvis Costello's entire album "Imperial Bedroom." And all the songs by the Beatles,  except for "Ob-la-di, ob-la-da".

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My mother.

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