Danika Dinsmore

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Danika Dinsmore is an award-winning writer, spokenword artist, and educator living on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.

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Danika currently works and plays in literary and speculative fiction with an emphasis on juvenile and young adult literature. She is author of several books of poetry, a spokenword CD, and the Faerie Tales from the White Forest middle grade fantasy series. Released in the series so far are: Brigitta of the White Forest, The Ruins of Noe, Ondelle of Grioth, Narine of Noe (prequel), and Voyage from Foraglenn. She also writes short stories that blur the lines between speculative and literary fiction.

A seasoned spokenword artist, Danika has performed at hundreds of events such as Faerieworlds in Eugene,
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Danika Dinsmore Hi Brigitta! :-)

I have plans for a total of 6 books in the series (although Book 4 - the prequel, is about Narine of Noe, not Brigitta). Book 5 should…more
Hi Brigitta! :-)

I have plans for a total of 6 books in the series (although Book 4 - the prequel, is about Narine of Noe, not Brigitta). Book 5 should be out next spring and Book 6 the following year. Thanks for asking! (less)
Danika Dinsmore Yes! Book Five picks up where Book Three leaves off. We go back to Brigitta, Jarlath, Lalam, Glennis, Minq, and Narru as they literally set sail on th…moreYes! Book Five picks up where Book Three leaves off. We go back to Brigitta, Jarlath, Lalam, Glennis, Minq, and Narru as they literally set sail on their biggest adventure yet. Tentatively titled VOYAGE FROM FORAGLENN (or considering SONGS FROM AFAR) and tentative release date Mar 2017. (less)
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While everyone is isolating themselves for the time being, childrens authors all over are giving virtual readings of their work. Ive started posting my reading a chapter per day to my White Forest Facebook page. I publish each post daily around 12 PM PST. The story is geared for 9-12 year olds, but anyone is welcome []
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The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling – their ideas, their version of history, their wars, their weapons, their notion of inevitability.

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Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”
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“Fat’ is usually the first insult a girl throws at another girl when she wants to hurt her.

I mean, is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’? Not to me; but then, you might retort, what do I know about the pressure to be skinny? I’m not in the business of being judged on my looks, what with being a writer and earning my living by using my brain…

I went to the British Book Awards that evening. After the award ceremony I bumped into a woman I hadn’t seen for nearly three years. The first thing she said to me? ‘You’ve lost a lot of weight since the last time I saw you!’

‘Well,’ I said, slightly nonplussed, ‘the last time you saw me I’d just had a baby.’

What I felt like saying was, ‘I’ve produced my third child and my sixth novel since I last saw you. Aren’t either of those things more important, more interesting, than my size?’ But no – my waist looked smaller! Forget the kid and the book: finally, something to celebrate!

I’ve got two daughters who will have to make their way in this skinny-obsessed world, and it worries me, because I don’t want them to be empty-headed, self-obsessed, emaciated clones; I’d rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny – a thousand things, before ‘thin’. And frankly, I’d rather they didn’t give a gust of stinking chihuahua flatulence whether the woman standing next to them has fleshier knees than they do. Let my girls be Hermiones, rather than Pansy Parkinsons.”
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The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling – their ideas, their version of history, their wars, their weapons, their notion of inevitability.

Remember this: We be many and they be few. They need us more than we need them.

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”
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Cristy Great to meet you yesterday!


message 1: by Danika (last edited Feb 10, 2011 11:07PM)

Danika Dinsmore I just added the new edition of Brigitta of the White Forest to the GoodReads giveaway. You have until Feb 16 to enter:

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