Red Carpet Dreams by Danielle Blanchard BensonThis week the spotlight falls on indie author Danielle Blanchard Benson, a world traveler and university student earning her degree in Creative Writing with a Minor in Specialized Languages (French). She has written The Beautiful People series, which will be released in eight separate volumes.

Ms. Blanchard Benson is currently working on The Vamp Saga (Death Wish: Book One will be released in January of 2012), Murder, Inc: The Pop Stars series (which will be released beginning in autumn of 2012), and a full-length novel, DeGeneration (which will be released in winter of 2013).

Ms. Blanchard Benson has lived abroad in Stockholm (Sweden), Manchester (England), Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In her own words, here’s a little more about The Beautiful People series, currently available for the Kindle on Amazon, for the Nook on, and for a variety of devices and reading formats on Smashwords. The series is also available in trade paperback from CreateSpace (some cover images mildly NSFW):

The Beautiful People is a unique look at young Hollywood during a particular time in the film industry when movie stars still carried their own particular magical brand of clout and films made mega-bucks. From the gritty streets of Canoga Park and Reseda to the ritziest addresses in Beverly Hills, the Pacific Palisades, Bel Air, and Santa Monica, The Beautiful People takes you on a ride. The journey to fame and fortune in the entertainment industry is not for the faint of heart.

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