Danielle Thorne writes stories about Regency ladies, pirates, and not-so-distressed damsels from her home south of Atlanta. A graduate of BYU-Idaho, she also writes contemporary happily-ever-afters set in the South. Free time is filled with documentaries, too much yard work, and not enough travel. When not writing wholesome romances, Danielle hangs out with friends or chases cats. She enjoys the outdoors and serving in her church and community. Danielle's been married to the same fellow for thirty years, has four sons, two daughters-in-law, twin grandbabies, and she loves them more than life. Subscribe to my newsletter for updates and sales (and receive a free ebook): http://eepurl.com/dtEgnf How it started: It actually began with Pippi Longstocking. Reading has always been my escape and writing quickly followed. I learned early I was better with words than numbers, and after receiving a typewriter for high school graduation, my dreams took off. I finished two awkward manuscripts before I wrote my third and found a publisher. The Privateer was a pirate adventure, and it's still my favorite story. All of my books feature elements of nature along with heroines who have to find courage and grow--because we all do. In 2020, my first book with Harlequin was released, and I hope to work with them again. How I do it: Writing is a balancing act when you're a woman, mother, and full-time homemaker. In the early years, I wrote late into the night while the family slept. I now write full time. I get started in the mornings after exercise, breakfast, and some scripture study. Once in the office, I hit my sales stats first and peek at Facebook, then I close everything down and put in 2 to 4 hours depending on my word count goals. Some years I plan a half-dozen books, others just a few. For me, writing is my world, but my people are my life. Family and close friends always come first. Sometimes words have to wait. How I'm inspired: My first memory of being starstruck was watching Robin Hood on an old black and white television. It was the first time I understood something magical can happen between a good man and woman, especially if bad guys and adventure lie in wait. From there it was Peter Pan and Agatha Christie then Miss Austen and Tolkien. I am the world's biggest romantic although I don't show it... I have to write it down. History, travel, books, and film are my biggest inspirations. Whenever I feel stuck or burned out, I find a great romantic series to watch or pull out my favorite movies. With all of the wonderful art around us in the world, a little down time with it always helps my imagination take off. Learn more about me at www.daniellethorne.comRead more Read less
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