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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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Kate Danley Hello, Rachael! Thanks for the great question! As of this moment, no. I was all geared up to do it, and then ACX (the only company us indies can…moreHello, Rachael! Thanks for the great question! As of this moment, no. I was all geared up to do it, and then ACX (the only company us indies can distribute through) cut the royalty rates from 90% to 35%. So, in addition to having to foot close to a $7,000 production bill to pay for producers, voice over artists, sound editors, and rehearsal space, there was then the royalty cut, and THEN I heard from a bunch of other authors who sank a lot of money into audiobooks that something changed and sales dried up. So if the market turns around again or royalties return to what they were or if Google comes out with an ACX competitor, I would consider it. But not at this time.(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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As some of you may or may not know, in addition to being a fancy-pants author, I am a fancy-pants playwright. Ooo la la!

All joking aside, I had something really awesome happen. I wrote a screwball comedy called Building Madnessand I just found out that it is going international. It is getting a reading in Bath this weekend at Burdall's Yard as part of TheatreLab's WordPlay event. If you're in t... Read more of this blog post »
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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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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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