Half Price Books has thousands of interesting employees working at our stores across the country – bibliomaniacs who have tons of great talents besides their knowledge of books, movies, music and more. We thought it would be fun to showcase some of them here on the blog! Our first feature is Dayna Ingram, who not only is a shift leader at our Dublin location, she’s also an author. She’ll host a book reading and signing of her newly published zombie/horror novella Eat Your Heart Out tomorrow at 7 p.m. in Dublin.
Name: Dayna Ingram
Job Title: Shift Leader
When did you join the HPB team? It was actually my final co-op for Antioch College back in Ohio in 2008. I had to “live as an author,” which meant getting a job and writing…for college credit…JOKE’S ON THEM I ALREADY DO THIS! It was pretty great.
What is your favorite part about working at HPB? There are too many favorite parts. I’m gonna say my co-workers, they make it easy to want to go to work.
What is your all-time favorite book? This changes all the time, but right now it’s Geek Love by Katherine Dunn.
What inspired you to write Eat Your Heart Out? I needed something fun to write during National Novel Writing Month (nanowrimo.org), and what’s more fun than zombies?
Do you have plans for any other books? I’m working on a dystopian novel called All Good Children, and I’m currently seeking an agent.
You’re donating a portion of the proceeds to ARF, Tony LaRussa’s Animal Rescue Foundation. Tell us about your involvement with them and your love of animals. Friends of mine have adopted the best pets through their organization, and I just admire animal rescues so much. Our pet is a member of our family, and I wanted to acknowledge that in some way and give back.
Thanks, Dayna! Good luck tomorrow!