Danielle is a published author and writer, born and raised in Sydney Australia.
Throughout her schooling Danielle enjoyed getting herself immersed into many books at a time and even enjoyed writing letters to penpals in Australia and overseas. However, English was Danielle’s weakest subject. Despite Danielle being one of the top students at spelling and grammar, she found comprehension and writing essays very difficult and flunked her final exam. She was someone who was continously bullied throughout her school life.
After being bitten on the leg by a dog a child, crossing the road with her sister on her way home, after buying the Sunday paper, Danielle became frightened of dogs, particularly large dogs. Many many years later, after moving out of home, a six year old staffordshire terrier x red cattle dog called Teida came into Danielle’s life. Danielle and Teida connected instantly and became the best of friends. Teida inspired Danielle decided to write her life story, and not just any life story but Teida’s life Story told by Teida herself. So after eight (8) years in the making, Teida’s Story – life through the eyes of a dog, was born and Danielle became a published author.
In addition to her published book Teida’s Story, Danielle has other pieces of writing published. A variety of short stories through The Urban Field Naturalist and a blog post for The Association for Anthropology, Gernotology and the Life Course (AAGE) titled A Reflection on Changed Easter Traditions.
Danielle is also involved with Author’s Penpals where she corresponds to primary school students within Australia encouraging them with their reading and writing. She regularly conducts Author’s talks across schools in Sydney and the Central Coast of NSW inspiring students on their life journey.
Danielle also has been invited to be guest speaker at community organisations including Probus and Rotary groups across Sydney. More recently she has recently been asked to provide author’s talks at local libraries.