Danielle Joseph

Children's book author and speaker

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What are some of your hobbies?

I love to travel, draw, listen to live music, take scenic walks, sometimes involving a stop at Starbucks, and swim in the ocean.

What are some of your hobbies in your next life?

Okay, technically nobody asked me this, but I'm ready if somebody does! Playing guitar in a rock band, skateboarding, and surfing are all things I'd love to try.

Where do you get your ideas from?

My ideas come from everywhere. I can get an idea from reading an odd news story, watching TV, reading, listening to music and from my past experiences. The most important thing I do is listen to the world around me.

Do you have any advice for new writers?

Read and then read some more. Don’t be afraid to brain dump (write whatever is on your mind) and most importantly join a critique group of  supportive peers.

What are you working on now?

I have a couple of projects going at once. Since I write everything from young adult fiction to picture books, its nice to be able to switch back and forth between the different projects. Hopefully, i'll have more news soon!