Danielle Joseph

Children's book author and speaker

Danielle's Books

Shrinking Violet


High school senior Teresa Adams is so painfully shy that she dreads speaking to anyone in the hallways or getting called on in class. But in the privacy of her bedroom with her iPod in hand, she rocks out doing mock broadcasts for Miami's hottest FM radio station, which happens to be owned by her  stepfather. When a slot opens up at The SLAM, Tere surprises herself by blossoming behind the mike into confident, sexy Sweet T to everyone's shock, she's a hit! Even Gavin, the only guy in school who she dares to talk to, raves about the mysterious DJ's awesome taste in music. But when The SLAM announces a songwriting contest, and a prom date with Sweet T is the grand prize, Sweet T's dream could turn into Tere's worst nightmare. . . .

"Bella, eat your heart out. Tere is the girl every young woman truly wants to be. . . . Brilliant work, Danielle Joseph."  -Ellen Hopkins, New York Times bestselling author of Identical

"Danielle Joseph takes readers into the glamorous world of Top 40 radio, with a character who is both funny and relatable. Readers will cheer when Tere finds her voice!"     -Alex Flinn, author of Breathing Underwater and A Kiss in Time

"A funny, romantic, and truly inspirational Cinderella tale for any teen who's ever been shy, loved music, or dreamed of going to the ball. Wait, that's pretty much everybody."      -Gaby Triana, author of The Temptress Four

Indigo Blues


Indigo Blues is a young adult novel told in two points of view, in  which a songwriter's hit tune tells the world about his break-up with  his girlfriend, but the two have no concept how much their lives are  going to change.

Indigo Blues Book Buzz:
"strongly appealing, emphasizing honesty and kindness toward others"

"The tale of romance on the rocks unfolds realistically as teenage love clashes with overnight musical celebrity."

    "Fans of John Green’s Paper Towns (Dutton, 2008) will likely enjoy this  quirky novel that shares similar elements of exploring why some  relationships just don’t have a happy ending."
 – School Library Journal  

   "Readers will likely be drawn into the scintillating premise and will  get a real sense of Adam and Indigo from their alternating narration..."
 -- Publishers Weekly 

Pure Red

Orange is for energy, pink means love, and I, Cassia Bernard, do solemnly swear to find pure red—my

range is for energy, pink means love, and I, Cassia Bernard, do  solemnly swear to find pure red—my passion—this summer. Dad's raison  d'être is art. When he's painting, no one can reach him, not even me.

I'm giving basketball a chance. But what I really want to score this  summer is the adoration of Graham Hadley—a.k.a. Cutebutt. Then when Dad  agrees to mentor Graham with his art project, all of Cutebutt's  attention is on Dad—leaving me feeling as colorless as the Miami sky on a  rainy day. But I'm not giving up just yet. 

I Want to Ride the Tap Tap


More information coming soon about this picture book!