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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 Yikes! Brooke, I hope you got in touch through email or somewhere else and that I haven't written in a year! I'm so sorry. I write on these books…moreYikes! Brooke, I hope you got in touch through email or somewhere else and that I haven't written in a year! I'm so sorry. I write on these books every day, but I forget to check social media. I have no plans to write more about Winnie, but she and Catman are in the newer series, Starlight Animal Rescue. Maybe you've discovered those books by now?
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This is my mom from 2009, Helen from WITH LOVE, WHEREVER YOU ARE. She was as lovely then as in her WW2 days. We convinced her to come live with us in Ohio, and to leave Hamilton, MO, her home with Frank, my dad, for 60 years or so. It wasn’t an easy battle with this feisty gal! But once committed, she never complained, but looked for new ways to share the Spirit that lived inside...

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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
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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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