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Danielle Younge-Ullman

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Danielle Younge-Ullman is the award-winning author of the young adult novels, HE MUST LIKE YOU (July 2020), EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IS NOT RUINED (2018), LOLA CARLYLE’S 12 STEP ROMANCE (2015), and the adult novel, FALLING UNDER (2008). Danielle’s work has been published internationally, won the White Pine and Earphone awards, and been nominated for multiple awards and best-of lists, including the Governor General’s Award, the Amy Mathers Teen Book Award, the Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Award, the Green Mountain Book Award, American Library Associations Best of YA award, the Crystal Kite award, the Prix du Libraires du Quebec, and the Prix Sorcières du France, the Prix Lucioles du France, the Prix Farniente of Belgium, and CBC’s Best Books of 2017, ...more

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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)
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He Must Like You

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“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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“My demon is you. My best and worst is about you: how I need you and fear for you, how I fear for myself if I lose you, how I have let myself be defined by you.”
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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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