Hi, I'm Danielle.

I'm a storyteller who fell in love with words thanks to a hand-me-down thesaurus in fourth grade. 

A few weeks after my 17th birthday, I was diagnosed with colon cancer. I'm in remission today after facing it a second time in my mid-twenties. My story has been featured on The Today Show, BBC’s World Have Your Say, Sirius Radio’s Doctor Radio, The Chicago Tribune, and many other blogs, podcasts and more. I'm a 20-year cancer survivor.

I'm also an award-winning communications professional and the author of the forthcoming book Blush: How I barely survived 17 (September 2020), Unexpected: 25 Advent Devotionals and The Holiday Girls. I am currently serving clients in these roles:

  • Editor, Fellowship of Christian Athletes Magazine
  • Editor, Beyond Blue: Fight Colorectal Cancer's Magazine
  • Communications Strategist, Humanitarian Disaster Institute 

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

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