Img 20151017 121906 Durena Burns · Author · added about 1 month ago


Thank you all for your support. I have 51 days left until my campaign for Pieces of Us comes to an end. If you are interested in my story, check out and/or pre-order at www.inkshares.com/books/pieces-of-us. 

Because I am so appreciative of this site (and for celebration of my birthday yesterday), I am going to give shout outs to three authors and their work who reached out to me when I first started this site. Check out their awesome works!


Cari Dubiel: How to Remember 

2017: A woman tries to find out what happened to her during the year she lost her memory. 2016: A man tries to find out who killed his mother. They fell in love once, but she doesn’t remember it. (In production!) 

Becca Spence Dobias: Rock of Ages 

An LA transplant struggles over whether to return to rural Appalachia after her father’s death and an abusive relationship. A feisty rule breaker and her abuelita, and maybe a little bit of magic, help her understand the meaning of home. (In production!) 

Kendra Namednil: Borehole Bazaar: A Vow Unbroken  

Surviving abuse leaves no soul unscathed, and this is especially true of Ptielieren, an elite elvish bodyguard involuntarily integrated into an aversive-heavy culture.  Strength can exist absent a ringing victory and weakness does not signify defeat. (Available!) 


Thanks again everyone and have a great weekend! 

Durena Burns


Hey everyone,

I have just uploaded another excerpt for my currently funding story Pieces of Us. Check it out here: https://www.inkshares.com/books/pieces-of-us.

If you’re interested in the story, I would appreciate any feedback.


 Durena Burns

Funding for Pieces of Us begins today! This is so exciting!

Pieces of Us is a companion book to my newly published story Call Me Whitehead, about my late uncle’s experiences during the Vietnam War (available on Amazon).

Follow me at www.facebook.com/CallMeWhitehead/

Img 20151017 121906 Durena Burns · Author · edited 4 months ago · 1 like
Hi everyone!

First, I want to thank those who followed me and read the draft of Pieces of Us. I really appreciate it! Readers and writers that are part of the Inkshares community are very helpful. I hope to fund my novel. Having said that, I have a lot of work to do when it comes to this project. The story is about my family and so I have to research and interview relatives. I plan to upload Chapter 2 soon. Which brings me to my other news...

Second, I have a side project that I’m writing in the meantime entitled The Endearing One (www.inkshares.com/books/the-endearing-one). Check it out, if you’re interested.

Thanks again, 

Durena Burns

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