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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|December 6, 2022

I wasn't mad at God... at first. I was just distracted by the pain. I could have sworn a gang of bandana-wearing bullies had taken me to a back alley and drop-kicked me in the gut. A fresh incision down…

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By Danielle|November 20, 2022

I’ll never forget the day I was walking down the spice aisle in my local grocery store and noticed a jar of mustard seeds sitting on the shelf. I looked around to see if anyone else noticed, and I just…

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By Danielle|June 13, 2022

I spent last weekend at “Colon Camp,” an annual event by The Colon Club. When I first attended it 14 years ago, we didn't formally call it that. I think it was referred to as the “Colondar Photo Shoot.” But…

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