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 spends her days writing 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 producing short stories for upcoming writing competitions as well as crafting non-fiction pieces for both print and online magazines.

Danielle resides on Victoria?s beautiful Mornington Peninsula. When she?s not busily tapping away at her laptop, she loves to read, attend writing events and travel as much as possible. This provides her with great excuses 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 also provides plenty of opportunity for Danielle to indulge in her favourite sports of eavesdropping and people watching, which continually manages to fill her notebooks with ever more story ideas.