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Hey, I’m Danielle Ripley-Burgess.

I’m a writer and speaker, as well as a communications professional. I fell in love with words and stories in the 4th grade thanks to a hand-me-down thesaurus. Words are my passion and calling.

For my clients, I am a wordsmith and jack of all trades when it comes to communications and marketing. As a freelancer, I jump in and help established teams with a variety of communications needs. This can look like writing and editing, public relations, and writers workshops

As an author, I write online devotionals, blogs and an occasional column for Cure Magazine. I've published both an advent devotional and my memoir, Blush. Themes of hope, resilience, encouragement and faith run throughout my writing and speaking.

I’m down-to-earth, real and genuine.

Home is in Kansas City, Missouri. When I'm not writing, you can find me baking my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. It’s a good one.



By Danielle|January 23, 2023

Today’s my 22-year cancerversary, which means it's the anniversary of when I was first told, “You Have Cancer." I was a junior in high school. I’d had a colonoscopy a few days prior, and we were waiting on test results.…

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By Danielle|January 4, 2023

It’s been more than 20 years since I was diagnosed with colon cancer. In some ways, it still seems like yesterday. In other ways, it seems like a lifetime ago. But I’m living proof that yes, you can live a…

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By Danielle|December 30, 2022

I just finished editing the last Global Grit of 2022 for FCA’s team. This month’s column was a reflective piece about if you’re sad or glad to see the end of the year, and what story you want to tell…

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