Ringing in 2024

Happy New Year, everyone! Reflecting on the past year, there’s a lot that 2023 brought along with it that I loved: invaluable family and friend time, professional and literary connections and opportunities, unanticipated visits and adventures, and the space for creative development and growth. But devastating happenings in the wider world and emotionally distressing occurrences […]

Happy News!

Thank you to the Kate Dopirak Award Committee and Kate Dopirak’s family for awarding me the 2023 Kate Dopirak Craft & Community Award for my MG manuscript SORAYA UNBOXED! My hearty congratulations to fellow author, Leanne Pankuch— honoree for her manuscript LIAR’s SONG.  I’m so incredibly grateful for this opportunity to continue to enhance my […]

Connections and Inspiration

 I can’t say enough about how much I needed the recently concluded NGC Bocas Lit Fest 2023 in my life. Yes, it’s always such a joy to be back home in Trinidad, to hug up my mummy and brother, to link with other family members as well as my day ones, and to just have […]

Hello there, 2023

 Well, it’s the start of another year, and although my head and heart are still processing Rollercoaster 2022 with its joyous highs and painful lows, I look forward with hope to the many potentially good things that this coming year holds for us all. I am thankful that we are here to welcome 2023 and, […]

Happy News!

Fren and I are celebrating! The Whisperer’s Warning has won the 2022 Bocas Lit Fest Children’s Book Prize, and there are lots and lots of thanks to be given: To the Wainwright family for their generosity in sponsoring the prize, Bocas Lit Fest for supporting and championing Caribbean writers and the literary arts, the prize […]

Reflections on Release Day

Yesterday, January 31 2022, was the book birthday for The Whisperer’s Warning, and it’s a feeling not quite like any other to see one’s goal finally make the leap from, in this case, the white board to bookstores. As we all know, the last two years are marked by their unique struggles, and I am […]

New Year Wishes

Here’s to a new year in which our inner light will be inextinguishable, our joyful core resilient, and our hopes and dreams persistent. Stay well, and may 2022 be generous with its graces and blessings! Peace and love,  ∼ Danielle  

Book Release Update

Hi everyone. Unfortunately, the wait for The Whisperer’s Warning is going to be a little longer as its release has been pushed back to the end of January. Yes, the delay is disappointing, but one silver lining is that all of this waiting and anticipation will only make release day, January 31, 2022, so much […]

Cover Reveal!

The cover for The Whisperer’s Warning (my sequel to The Protectors’ Pledge which will be published by CaribbeanReads) is complete, folks, and I’m in love! Huge thanks to the super-talented children’s book illustrator, artist, and teacher Rachel Moss for her gorgeous art that is 100% on point. You can see more of Rachel’s beautiful work […]

JV’s Adventures Continue

Hi everyone! For those of you who have been waiting, asking, and were probably tired of hearing me say, “I’m working on it” or “It’s almost done” (the author guilt is real, y’all!) I am excited to finally tell you that not only have I finished writing the second book in the Secrets of Oscuros […]