So, I’m Danielle, and I’m guessing you’re here because you want to know a little more about me… AHEM. Right. So, let’s get started.
1. I love The Office
I will probably watch it- on repeat- until I’m old and bitty, and too deaf to enjoy the finer things in life.
Okay, but seriously… here are 5 things.
1. I love God and I love my family. I’m a family girl to the max, and always have been. There’s nothing better than getting to spend quality time with my husband and our three daughters. Whether it’s at home, at church, or on a three hour tour to Costco, there’s no place I’d rather be. Life is so good!
2. I think I’m really an old lady. Really. I love to read, I love to crochet, and I love to sit around “chit-chatting” with my friends. It’s the best. I often find I have more in common with my friends in their late 70’s than I do with my peers, but I’m okay with that!
3. I daydream, A LOT.
4. There’s nothing I love to hear more than a good, hearty, belly laugh –even better if I am the cause.
5. I have always loved writing, and I won’t ever stop.
So there’s a quick bio, but maybe you were so intrigued you just have to know more…
I was born in a small town in Northern California, best known for wine and agriculture. I have two younger brothers, and the wits that come with being the only girl in my family. Growing up you could find me anywhere on a softball field, or basketball court, but in the off-season, you’d find me somewhere quiet, with my nose in a book.
I was raised in the same town of my birth, so when I turned eighteen, I decided it would be fun to move to Oakland, California to go to Bible College. Was it fun? Yes. Was it also terrifying? The terror wore off the longer I was there…
I continued playing softball while in college, where I met my husband who grew up nearby (I should mention he’s Filipino. This is important for many different reasons, but it was mostly the Lumpia that hooked me. If you are Filipino or have ever tried Lumpia, you will understand). We married a year and a half after we met. (Yes, I was nineteen. Yes, I knew what I was doing. Yes, we’re still married and in love ten years later). Then, two years after that we had our first daughter, followed by her two sisters, and all of the laundry that accompanies five people.
Surprise, surprise, we now live in the same town where I grew up: Ten minutes from the river, forty-five from the beach, surrounded by vineyards, farm life, and the people I love best.
Currently, I write Historical Women’s Fiction and dabble in a little Science Fiction. I love a good Amish read, and anything Hunger Games, Divergent, Delirium-esque. I know. It’s a hot mess.
Lastly, I leave you with Kelly Kapoor, and a quick “Peace Out”- because, again, The Office.