Born in France, Danielle emigrated to Australia in 1969, settling down in Sydney then Bellingen for the past fourteen years.
An avid reader from an early age, she loved story telling as a child, it was a natural progression to write her own stories. She became involved with her school newspaper from first year high school. Later on she wrote letters, articles and crosswords that were published in local newspapers and magazines. Working for a large hotel group she contributed to the industry’s newsletter and various travelling and regional publications advocating the merits of hotels and restaurants of the group.
After moving to Sydney, she produced a monthly newsletter Safety Snippets for a period of nine years and collaborated with in-house technical and specialist training manuals for the workplace.
She became a member of the Coffs Harbour Writers Group soon after her retirement in the North Coast, writing short stories, collaborating in 2 anthologies: Turning the page and Pens of Purpose. She was one of five playwrights involved with the CHATS production THE INVISIBLE WOMAN, namely Gripes, Parisian Love story, and War Buddies, performed at the Jetty Theatre.
She also participated in two other anthologies 500 hundred words more or less and Stories to hang on to.
She has a keen interest in world affairs, community issues ,volunteers at the local community radio station, human rights and is an active member of Amnesty international.
Her hobbies include gardening, reading, the theatre, classical music, her favourite work being Jules Massenet’s Meditation and jazz, especially gypsy swing of the Django Reinhardt era.
What’s is in the pipeline? A cooking book, a thriller or two , a memoir, more skits and short stories.