In addition to I Will Not Kill Myself, Olivia, I Just Want To Be Happy, Olivia and Depression is a Liar, Danny has two other novels in the works: Anxious in Love, which he’s finished and will soon be submitting to publishers; and his current WIP about a young man who travels to every single country on earth.
Anxious in Love
After a devastating break-up, Alex Cottle is scared to death of falling in love again. But then, he meets a girl in one of the most dream-like ways imaginable, and not only does he instantly feel comfortable letting his guard down, but he’s also convinced that they’re destined to spend the rest of their lives together.
However, Alex’s girlfriend has demons of her own – in the form of an exhausting, torturous, crippling anxiety condition. Consequently, despite how well everything seems to be going between them, she can’t help but worry over every single aspect of their relationship, nor can she shake her deepest fear: that one day, Alex is going to leave her for someone who isn’t so plagued by anxiety.
Inevitably, her condition begins to take its toll.
Inevitably, Alex then starts to fear that instead of being destined to marry the love of his life, maybe the only thing he’s destined for is to have his heart shattered all over again.
And then, the unthinkable happens – after which neither of them will ever be the same.
Alternating between both characters’ perspective, Anxious in Love is a raw, relatable, passionate story about how hard it can be to feel safe in a relationship again after having your heart broken; about an illness that afflicts close to 500 million people worldwide; and about the worries, fears and insecurities present in almost every love affair.
Danny’s [currently untitled] WIP – possibly when finished “the most epic travel novel in history”
If there’s one thing 26 year old author Damon Bryant believes, it’s the backpacker’s adage that travel is the only thing you can spend your money on that makes you richer. So, when a publisher signs him to a lucrative contract, he knows exactly what he’s going to do: go and see every single country in the world.
‘Why?’ one of his friends asks him at his farewell in Sydney, Australia. ‘Is it just so that you can say you’ve done something crazy?’
But that’s not it at all. Instead, what Damon really wants is to learn. He dreams of immersing himself in cultures he’d previously never known existed, and observing how other communities live. He dreams of trying all the dishes his mum never would’ve imagined cooking for him growing up – like grilled snake, wasp crackers, fruit bat soup and deep-fried tarantulas. He dreams of being taught history from protestors, war veterans and voters who lived it, and of understanding how it’s shaped them and their nations into who they are today. He dreams of going scuba-diving, jungle-trekking, ocean-cruising, mountain climbing and glacier-hiking; and being a curious young writer, he dreams of endlessly people-watching, and of talking to as many locals as he can from as many walks of life as possible, so that he can understand what makes them similar, what makes them different, and what they each think about when they’re falling asleep at night.
So, with an open heart and ready for anything, Damon bids his friends and family goodbye, and boards a plane to Rio de Janeiro. And, over the next five-and-three-quarter years – from Brazil to Ukraine, Guatemala to Sudan, Russia to Antarctica and everywhere in between – Damon discovers more about the world, its people – and himself – than he ever thought possible.