Danielle Burns has quietly pursued her lifelong passion for the literary arts by completing a Diploma in Creative Writing as well as several short courses with renowned writers and writing institutions. Not only did she manage to ‘find her tribe’ within the writing community, she has since earned success in many genres and now happily writes fiction and non-fiction for both children and adults.

Over the last few years she has thoroughly enjoyed being involved in several creative non-fiction storytelling projects including:

Cancer & Wellness narratives – Cancer Council, Heart Foundation
Biographies for palliative care patients – Cabrini Health/Private Clients
Case studies of local WW1 volunteers – Rye Historical Society
Anthology of Child Holocaust survivors – Jewish Holocaust Centre

Writing these incredible stories of human resilience in the face of such traumatic events has fuelled her passion to uncover even more inspiring stories believing it is through the experiences of ordinary people we can truly value our histories and affect our futures.

Currently, Danielle is putting the finishing touches to her first novel with the working title of Sandman. It’s based around the myths, prejudices and secrets of a small coastal town, along the lines of Favel Parrett’s, Past the Shallows. She’s also busily producing short stories for upcoming writing competitions as well as crafting non-fiction pieces for both print and online magazines. Another project currently underway showcases the histories of holiday-makers to the coast.

Danielle hails from Victoria’s beautiful Mornington Peninsula. When she’s not busily tapping away at her laptop, she loves to read and attend writing events as much as possible. In the midst of Covid, Danielle and her husband Ian sold their house and headed to Queensland to live-aboard their 14 metre catamaran, Ruby Blue. Cruising is a great excuse to write both book and industry event reviews on her Bookish blog as well as penning, Bounce, a light-hearted, somewhat tongue in-cheek travel blog.

Exploring the coastline also provides plenty of opportunity for Danielle to indulge in her favourite hobbies of eavesdropping and people watching, which continually manages to fill her notebooks with ever more story ideas.