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Danielle Younge-Ullman

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Danielle Younge-Ullman (danielleyoungeullman.com) is the author of the YA novels, EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IS NOT RUINED, and LOLA CARLYLE'S 12 STEP ROMANCE, and of the adult novel, FALLING UNDER. Danielle studied English and Theater at McGill University in Montreal, then worked as professional actor for ten years. This was character-building time during which she held a wild variety of acting and non-acting jobs—everything from working on the stage and in independent films, to dubbing English voices for Japanese TV, to temping, to teaching Pilates. She now lives with her husband and two daughters in in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter @DanielleYUllman.

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Danielle Younge-Ullman The very best thing about being a writer is the readers. Readers rock, and book people are, in my experience, the best, most empathetic, most curious,…moreThe very best thing about being a writer is the readers. Readers rock, and book people are, in my experience, the best, most empathetic, most curious, intelligent, passionate and interesting people.

But this is a multi-level answer for me, so I have more to say...

I'm a voracious reader, and have been since I was a kid hiding under my covers with flashlight and a book, way past my bedtime. I love books, love reading, and have always been in awe of writers. So, on that level the best thing for me about being a writer is just that...I am amazed and so grateful to be one! To find that I have the ability to do the thing I most love and admire, is amazing.

On yet another level, the best thing about being a writer is the ability to take my own observations, experiences, struggles, et cetera, and make them into something that can reach another human being--to entertain them, make them laugh, cry, think...and ideally, to lift them up a bit, help them feel less alone, and deepen their understanding of themselves, the world, themselves in the world.

Finally, I'll bet everyone says this--day-to-day the best thing about being a writer is the ability to work from home in very comfortable clothing! (Not pyjamas, I swear, unless I'm sick.)(less)
Danielle Younge-Ullman Beatrice and Benedick from Much Ado About Nothing. Best sparring. Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. Best and most hilariously terrible confession of…moreBeatrice and Benedick from Much Ado About Nothing. Best sparring. Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. Best and most hilariously terrible confession of love.
(Obviously my favs are of the less sappy variety!)(less)
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Everything Beautiful Is Not...

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Nei miei occhi il tuo cielo

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“I wonder whether I will ever breathe air that is clear of his ghost.”
Danielle Younge-Ullman, Falling Under

“Certain memories, certain thoughts,are holes...holes ripped in you, through which precious things escape and leave you wanting, needing, gaping open. Laughter and belonging and comfort gush out, leaving their tracks but not their substance.
And you are left empty, a skeleton,a shell with wind rushing through you and a sensation of sinking, barely existing...”
Danielle Younge-Ullman, Falling Under

“Nothing guarantees happiness. I’m not certain happiness should be the goal. Satisfaction, maybe. A sense of purpose. Contribution. Authenticity. Happiness? It’s a lightweight goal. And meanwhile, I suspect that turning away from yourself will guarantee the opposite of happiness.”
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message 3: by David

David Danielle, thank you for adding me. I look forward to reading your reviews. Hopefully I can get around to writing some myself. ;-)


message 2: by Ruth

Ruth Violet Hi Danielle, thanks for the invite it is nice to meet ya. and thanks for the friendship. i hope you have a lovely evening. talk more later.


Daniel
Danielle, here's a link to Otis Chandler:

http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1

Ask him for an author page. (The Chandler Family runs this site.)


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