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Danielle Ackley-McPhail

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Award-winning author Danielle Ackley-McPhail has worked both sides of the publishing industry for longer than she cares to admit. Currently, she is a project editor and promotions manager for Dark Quest Books.

Her published works include five urban fantasy novels, Yesterday's Dreams, Tomorrow's Memories, Today’s Promise, The Halfling’s Court: and The Redcaps’ Queen: A Bad-Ass Faerie Tale. She is also the author of the solo science fiction collection, A Legacy of Stars, the non-fiction writers’ guide, The Literary Handyman, and is the senior editor of the Bad-Ass Faeries anthology series, Dragon’s Lure, and In an Iron Cage. Her work is included in numerous other anthologies and collections.

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Danielle Ackley-McPhail I proof and polish what I've already writing, immersing myself in the universe, and usually when I am done I am inspired to write new copy. And if…moreI proof and polish what I've already writing, immersing myself in the universe, and usually when I am done I am inspired to write new copy. And if not, when I am done I at least have tightened what's already there.(less)
Danielle Ackley-McPhail For me, creating something from nothing at all. Books are the magic we make every day. Complete worlds and people take shape on the page and become…moreFor me, creating something from nothing at all. Books are the magic we make every day. Complete worlds and people take shape on the page and become real in the mind of the reader. We bring pleasure and joy to readers.(less)
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Danielle Thank you :)


Danielle Hey Roger,

Likewise! Hope you find something in common among the book lists. I'm a little behind in adding!

Danielle


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Roger Cottrell Hi Danielle,
Pleased to make your acquaintance
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