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Kate Danley

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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
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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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“Educational system in America is not as good as in China. You may be an idiot. It is hard to tell with you white people.”
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“Her breath caught in her throat, for she heard the clatter of death waiting to fall.”
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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!


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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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