IMG_4729[1]Danielle is a dedicated writer who is passionate about children’s literature. Starting her working life out as a dance teacher, she quickly moved into performance, choreography and managing productions and production pieces. After an injury, she decided to turn her energies toward study. She completed a Bachelor of Information Technology at the University of Southern Queensland and began working in the field of software design and development.

Danielle enjoyed the challenges of a professional career. However, it was after children came along that she really found a spring in her step. She threw herself into all things children, running playgroups and music groups. It was her love of this world that her work as an author began to emerge. She began to write and found a new outlet for her creative passions. She then worked in distance education prior to starting on the journey to becoming a full-time writer.

When Danielle is not turning her latest ideas into another delightful story, She can be found spending time with her children, catching up with friends or at her local library.

Writing Awards

  • Beyond the Wall, 2nd Place, Junior Fiction Aspiring, CYA Conference 2017
  • Alone on a Hill, 2nd Place, Primary Picture Book Aspiring, CYA Conference 2017
  • Magnus the Butterfly, 1st Place Writelinks’s Butterflies in Brisbane Competition 2017
  • The Perfect Day, 3rd Place, Junor Fiction Aspiring, CYA Conference 2014,

Professional Memberships:

SCBWI Member


12 * 12 Picture Book Challenge Member


Australian Society of Authors