Dandi Daley Mackall

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A professional writer for over 20 years, Dandi Daley Mackall has written dozens of articles for popular magazines and published around 500 books for children and adults alike, with sales of over 4 million.

A frequent guest on radio and television talk shows, she lives in rural Ohio with her husband, three children, horses, dogs, & cats. Awards include the Edgar Award for Best YA Mystery, the Helen Keating Ott Award for Contributions to Children's Literature; Distinguished Alumni Award from Mizzou; ALA Best Book; Christian Children's Book of the Year, Amelia Bloom, Mom's Choice Awards. Her YA novel, My Boyfriends' Dogs, is now a Hallmark movie.

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Dandi Daley Mackall I chose not to believe in it. You can always simply write something else and come back to the thing that had you stuck. Or skip to a scene you can…moreI chose not to believe in it. You can always simply write something else and come back to the thing that had you stuck. Or skip to a scene you can "see" already. Or write the ending. Or write a monologue.

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Dandi Daley Mackall I am always working on several books at the same time. I've been writing the story of my parents, who were Army Dr. and Army nurse overseas in WWII…moreI am always working on several books at the same time. I've been writing the story of my parents, who were Army Dr. and Army nurse overseas in WWII and who left me over 600 letters they wrote to each other during the war. I'm also playing around with another mystery. AND I'm refining a fun, fun picture book on rock 'n' roll. AND I'm working on some rhyming books I may tell you more about later. I love my job!(less)
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Tomorrow is the release day for the WINNIE THE HORSE GENTLER collector’s barn! I’ve never had anything like this, and I’m so grateful Tyndale House Publishers figured out how to do it. Plus, the original price is a great deal: For the price of 5 books ($30), you get 8 books and a barn. But I just checked, and right now, prices from online stores range from $26 to $19. I don’t know how long st...

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“I am Nobody, nobody is perfect, therefore I am perfect.”
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“I was thinking about the cow thing. About how hanging on to an ex-boyfriend is like chewing your cud until somebody drops a fresh bale of hay in front of you. Or something like that.”
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“I open my eyes and see that Chase isn't looking at me anymore. He's staring at Jeremy because that song, or course, is coming from Jeremy's mouth. From his heart. His soul.”
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Carmen Thank you Dandi.




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Dandi Mackall Carmen, what a delight to hear your good news! I'm not at all surprised to hear that the book is published, and I'm humbled that you'd mention me in it. Thanks so much--I'm honored!

So glad to re-connect here. And lucky you, with a daughter who loves to write, as well.

Keep in touch, okay? Blessings, Dandi
Dandi Daley Mackall
www.dandibooks.com


Carmen Hi Dandi,

It's a pleasure to be in your friend’s list. As you may remember I was your student several years ago. The book I wrote then under your mentorship was published last October by Tanglewood Press, under the title Two Moon Princess.

I am deeply in debt to you because, as I express in the acknowledgement page (shown below), Two Moon Princess would be quite different without your critiques and warm support.

Acknowledgements
I want to express my gratitude . . .
To my children, Natalia and Nicolás who had given me so much,
To Spain and its History from which I borrowed freely,
To Sandy Asher who saw the potential of the story when it was merely a seed,
To Dandi Mackall who helped it grow,
To Mary Lanctot my first reader,
To Don Swain and members of the Bucks County Writers Workshop for their critique and support,
To Peggy Tierney and Stephanie Burgevin at Tanglewood for believing so strongly in my story,
And to my parents and my sister María José who sent me on my journey.


My daughter, who wants to be a writer too, read your book Larger-Than-Life Lara last year when she was 11, and loved it.

Carmen



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