Danielle wears many (baseball) hats. By day she is a teen librarian north of Seattle, by night she is an amateur cook, and by sunrise she is a YA writer of gritty and witty stories set in the humid hell of Central Florida.
Danielle spent her formative years in the Tampa Bay Area driving into neighborhood signs, breaking curfew, and writing bad poetry (some of which can be seen on the blog) before moving to Boston to become a librarian. She now hangs her Tampa Bay Rays hat in Seattle.
Danielle is also a
rabid avid baseball fan, lazy gardener, occasional swimmer, and voracious reader. Sleeping is her superpower. When not doing any of the above, Danielle is chasing around her tiny tornado, BB, who has inherited her bad decision-making and good storytelling genes.
Before devoting her professional life to writing and reading and libraries, Danielle worked as a secretary, florist assistant, camp counselor, college radio DJ and station manager, bookseller, house cleaner, blogger, and travel writer. She was previously the Seattle Books Examiner for Examiner.com and is a current contributor to Preemie Babies 101, the official blog for Hand to Hold). Her short stories and essays can be found in The Driftless Review, The Dime Show Review, Creative Truth Journal 200cc’s, Pinch Journal, The Offbeat, and Fiction Fix.
Her first YA novel, SECRET HEART was published on October 11th, 2016.