Danika Stone

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Danika Stone is an author, artist, and educator who discovered a passion for writing fiction while in the throes of her Masters thesis. A self-declared bibliophile, Danika now writes novels for both teens (Switchback, All the Feels and Internet Famous) and adults (Edge of Wild, The Dark Divide and Fall of Night). When not writing, Danika can be found hiking in the Rockies, planning grand adventures, and spending far too much time online. She lives with her husband, three sons, and a houseful of imaginary characters in a windy corner of Alberta, Canada.

Ms. Stone is represented by Moe Ferrara of BookEnds Literary Agency.

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Danika Stone For me, the key to avoiding writer's block is to Just. Keep. Writing. It's horrible, and painful (and most of what I write during moments like that is…moreFor me, the key to avoiding writer's block is to Just. Keep. Writing. It's horrible, and painful (and most of what I write during moments like that is utter garbage) but even garbage can be recycled. I just need to go long enough to unblock the flow.(less)
Danika Stone Hi Jason. Great question! In my case, I always figure that your first draft is really for yourself, and I often think of it as my 'real' version of th…moreHi Jason. Great question! In my case, I always figure that your first draft is really for yourself, and I often think of it as my 'real' version of the story. Once I plan on publishing it, however, I recognize that other readers need other things from the novel I've written. (And in some cases, other endings!) I've been incredibly lucky to have a team of editors I can trust, so I've had a good experience with that. Yes, I needed to reduce what I'd written - for length, for genre, for story arcs. No, the resulting draft wasn't the story I originally intended to tell, but it was the one that needed to be told for that particular audience. Publishing is a collaborative process, and in the end, it's the sharing that matters. (less)
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Summer is on the way & that means I have more time to WRITE! Here's the twist...

I'm letting you choose WHAT THAT IS.

It's super easy...

👉Read the blurbs.
👉Pick a choice.
👉DONE!

READ & VOTE HERE
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"In this page-turning adventure story, Ash and Vale are the best of friends, both outliers, though one works hard to fit in while the other becomes a target for bullying. While on their school mountain hike in the Canadian Rockies, they separate from " Read more of this review »
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"This is a good story. The characters were realistic and it was nice to see an aro-ace protagonist. The ending was a little unclear and could have been described a little better to make it easier to understand. It was really nice to read about an area" Read more of this review »
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Kevin Craig's The Camino Club is an Intricately woven story of laughter and heartbreak, loss and love. In it, six troubled teens take a journey through the heart of Spain alongside their court-assigned counselors, finding their way through the issues ...more
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Hearts, Strings, and Other Breakable Things by Jacqueline Firkins
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Are you looking for a sweet summertime read along the lines of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before? Look no further! Hearts, Strings, and other Breakable Things is a wonderful, heartfelt journey into Edie Price’s summer of difficult choices, specifical ...more
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You NEED to read this book. First, because it’s incredible, but (equally importantly) because indigenous voices are sadly rare in middle grade fiction. James Bird’s novel, The Brave, introduces us to Colin, a young Ojibwe boy who struggles with OCD. ...more
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Absolutely BRILLIANT book about a little-known facet of WWII. If you're looking for strong female characters--flawed and wonderful--look no further. I highly recommend this to historical fiction readers!
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“Alright. I'm over on the dark side. You'd better have the cookies I've been promised.”
Danika Stone, All the Feels

“This was another thing Vale’s mother never understood: Vale was aro-ace, both aromantic and asexual. She’d told her parents she just wasn’t interested in dating any number of times… But they never seemed to get it. To them, Vale’s sexuality was a ‘phase’ that they were certain she would one day outgrow. Their obliviousness was a raw spot for Vale.”
Danika Stone, Switchback

“Sometimes,” she whispered, her lips brushing his cheek, “you need to be lost in order to be found.”
Danika Stone, Edge of Wild

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“The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.”
Ferdinand Foch

“I feel as though, if I were to extend my hand just a little toward the pool where the ideas ferment, I could grab at the idea and pull it out of the pool and onto the floor where ideas must stand before the jury of the brain. There, it must present itself, still from the pool, and a bit shivery because new ideas are not given a towel to dry off with, towels being reserved for proven theories; new ideas are simply pulled and stood up, and asked to explain themselves - not a very pleasant thing really, which is why so many people go into the room where the pool is. The exercise is exhausting not to mention a bit difficult to watch, if you are at all a sympathetic creature. What was my idea, anyways?”
Emilie Autumn, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls

“The veneer of civilization fell away to reveal desperate animals, humanity at their worst.”
Travis Luedke, The Nightlife: Paris

“Trapped on a school bus for an hour each morning and each evening, she devoured book after book. She explored a hundred worlds, indifferent to her peers and the passing of the universe.”
Danika Stone, Edge of Wild

“What's the point?” her father muttered brokenly the day of the funeral. In the last months his shoulders had curled like an autumn leaf.
“The point is that we're not alive unless we also die,” Louise said.”
Danika Stone, Edge of Wild

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Danika Stone "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire." ~ Ferdinand Foch


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