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#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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#wotr #attendingauthor #seriesstarter Secrets of the Summer (The Pact Series 1) by Danielle Keil

SECRETS OF THE SUMMER is a series starting novella within the Pact Series. 

Five friends.

Five days left.

When the Camp Wildwood crew gathers at the campfire every night, there’s one thing we won’t discuss: reality.

Talking about life outside the camp bubble is strictly forbidden. We want to have the best summer experience without the burden of our real lives hanging over us.

We came to camp to be free. Free of judgement, of stereotypes, of societal labels.

Which means we all walk around holding in secrets like ticking time bombs.

With only five days left, reality threatens to come crashing down, hard.

Who will crack first?

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55581499-secrets-of-the-summer?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=B9aO7PHqdu&rank=7

Amazon https://amzn.to/3hlB5pW

Review by Twinsie Dee

I bought this book and this my honest opinion

Five friends that all come from different walks of life but come together at camp every summer. One rule they have made is that they don’t talk about life at home, and they always come to campfire at the end of the evening before bed. Camp brought them together and they look out for each other, but keeping how they handle things back home a secret is harder then some of them thought will their friendships stay true as camp is almost over or will it keep them apart and wishing they never went to camp in the first place. This was such a fun teen story that made you wish you went to summer camp when you were younger or made you remember the times you went if you did.

Danielle Keil grew up and spent the majority of her life in the Chicagoland area. A recent transplant, she is enjoying the Mississippi life, especially the pool in her backyard.

Danielle is happily married for over 10 years, and has two young children, a daughter and a son, who are exact replicas of her and her husband.

She also is a fur mom to their Corgi, Cozmo, who loves barking, mud, and peanut butter.

Danielle’s love language is gifts, her Ennegram is a 9w1, and she loves everything purple.

The way to her heart is through coffee, chocolate and tacos (extra guac).