#WOTR22 #attendingauthor #spotlight – Danielle Keil

Danielle Keil

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Danielle Keil. I’m a lover of avocados, chocolate, coffee, and Corgis. I’m a decent dancer and… oh. Wait. Did you want info on my authorship and books? Okay… I’m a YA/NA author. A mix of contemporary and romance, mostly romance. I love putting mental health and real-life issues into my books, because it makes them *real* and relatable.

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

All of them 😛 Or editing. And blurb writing. Those are way harder than writing the book itself!

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

Trying different tropes, putting new spin on characters, different personalities, different issues going on in their lives.

Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?

Take your time. Find your tribe. Find friends in the same spot as you and friends who are ahead of you to help guide you!

On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?

Maybe 1-3 hours. All the other stuff takes up so much time!

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

Probably Lizzie Wright, from Far from the Surface. She is based off of me in high school, so she’s very near and dear to my heart.

If any of your books were to be made into a movie, who are the celebrities that would star in it? What book and who?

Hmm. Radical Royal was based on an actor from Julie and the Phantoms– Owen Joyner (the drummer), so definitely him as Ollie. And maybe a young Vanessa Hudgens for Maggie? I’m so bad with this question, especially since I write YA and I’m not totally up to date with the younger actors!

What is your definition of success?

Whatever makes you happy! It doesn’t have to compare against another person, it can be any small victory. Did this book get more preorders than the last? Success! Did you hit a page reads goal? Success! Are you happy with this book, even if no one is reading it? Success!

What are your social links?

FB group: facebook.com/groups/daniellesdandelions
FB page: facebook.com/authordaniellek
Insta: instagram.com/daniellekeil
TikTok: vm.tiktok.com/ZM8u6VSDq

What are your buy links?

All books are on Amazon and in KU

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