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Kate Danley is twenty year veteran of stage and screen with a B.S. in theatre from Towson University. She was one of four students to be named a Maryland Distinguished Scholar in the Arts in the annual competition.

Her debut novel, The Woodcutter, was honored with the Garcia Award for the Best Fiction Book of the Year, is the 1st Place Fantasy Book in the Reader Views Literary Awards, and the winner of the Sci-Fi/Fantasy category of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Her plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, and the Washington, DC/Baltimore area. Her screenplay Fairy Blood won 1st Place in the Breckenridge Festival of Film Screenwriting Competition in the Action/Adventure Category and her screenplay American Privateer was a 2...more


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Kate Danley Thank YOU for taking the time to read it and making a warm home in your heart for The Woodcutter! So happy to hear you enjoyed it. And great question…moreThank YOU for taking the time to read it and making a warm home in your heart for The Woodcutter! So happy to hear you enjoyed it. And great question about the audiobooks. I never know how much demand there is for them. I have a plan to read all my books and release them around Christmas time (I've been trying to do this for awhile, but every time I get up to around chapter 8 I go, "Eh... wonder what's on Netflix...") I'm coming back from a four week Shakespeare acting intensive in London, though, (...you know... as one does...) and feel like my mouth muscles are finally tuned up enough to get through eight hours in front of the mic. *crossing fingers* (less)
Kate Danley Thank you so much for all your kind words, Ben! Right now, The Woodcutter is just a stand-alone, but occasionally I toy with the idea of a prequel…moreThank you so much for all your kind words, Ben! Right now, The Woodcutter is just a stand-alone, but occasionally I toy with the idea of a prequel about the Woodcutter's father and how the Woodcutter came to be. I really want to make sure, though, if I do it, I do it right. Thus far, the Muse has remained pretty silent. We'll see if she ever has more to say on the topic in the future.(less)
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“Her breath caught in her throat, for she heard the clatter of death waiting to fall.”
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“And in a terrible moment, though her body chose to fight the monster that was stalking her, her soul refused such a death and leap from her body to continue its flight.”
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“The woodcutter brushed the dust from his beard and reflected on how sphinxes would live much longer if they asked a different riddle.”
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“Try to avoid getting involved with somebody who's gonna need killing before it's over. It may seem to you that that narrows the field somewhat, but be diligent. ”
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“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
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“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
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“It's hard to make something that's interesting. It's really, really hard. It's like a law of nature, a law of aerodynamics, that anything that's written or anything that's created wants to be mediocre. The natural state of all writing is mediocrity... So what it takes to make anything more than mediocre is such an act of will...”
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Kate Danley Yasmeen wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request. I really enjoyed Maggie for Hire and just started The Woodcutter. I look forward to reading many more of your wonderful stories in the future."

Thank you so much for all of your kind words, Yasmeen! You made my day!


Yasmeen (Yaz) Thanks for accepting my friend request. I really enjoyed Maggie for Hire and just started The Woodcutter. I look forward to reading many more of your wonderful stories in the future.


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