Danielle Ackley-McPhail

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Award-winning author and editor Danielle Ackley-McPhail has worked both sides of the publishing industry for longer than she cares to admit. In 2014 she joined forces with husband Mike McPhail and friend Greg Schauer to form her own publishing house, eSpec Books (www.especbooks.com).

Her published works include six novels, Yesterday's Dreams, Tomorrow's Memories, Today’s Promise, The Halfling’s Court, The Redcaps’ Queen, and Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn, written with Day Al-Mohamed. She is also the author of the solo collections A Legacy of Stars, Consigned to the Sea, Flash in the Can, and Transcendence, the non-fiction writers’ guide, The Literary Handyman, and is the senior editor of the Bad-Ass Faeries anthology series, Gaslight &am
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Danielle Ackley-McPhail For me, creating something from nothing at all. Books are the magic we make every day. Complete worlds and people take shape on the page and become…moreFor me, creating something from nothing at all. Books are the magic we make every day. Complete worlds and people take shape on the page and become real in the mind of the reader. We bring pleasure and joy to readers.(less)
Danielle Ackley-McPhail I proof and polish what I've already writing, immersing myself in the universe, and usually when I am done I am inspired to write new copy. And if…moreI proof and polish what I've already writing, immersing myself in the universe, and usually when I am done I am inspired to write new copy. And if not, when I am done I at least have tightened what's already there.(less)
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Whew! November is very busy for us these year. This coming weekend is the only one we don’t have a convention.


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An Excerpt from the Long-Awaited Sequel to Yesterday's Dreams (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: The prelude to Danielle Ackley-McPhail's newest novel, Tomorrow's Memories, book two in the Eternal Cycle Series

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Danielle Deanna wrote: ":) Your books look awesome, but Yesterday's Dreams looks the best. I enjoy urban Celtic fantasy (Urban Shaman is a great series) and this looks like a good addition to my collection."

Hi Deanna,

Thank you. Yesterday's Dreams I can provide, what format works for you? Send me an email at greenfirephoenix @ aol . com and I can send you the file.

Best,

Danielle


Deanna Stanley :) Your books look awesome, but Yesterday's Dreams looks the best. I enjoy urban Celtic fantasy (Urban Shaman is a great series) and this looks like a good addition to my collection.


Danielle Thank you :)


Danielle Hey Roger,

Likewise! Hope you find something in common among the book lists. I'm a little behind in adding!

Danielle


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Roger Cottrell Hi Danielle,
Pleased to make your acquaintance
ROGER


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