About


Maritza Anderson Photography

Welcome! I’m a history-obsessed author living in Houston, Texas, where I spend my days writing, researching, and going on adventures with my family.  I love animals, getting out in nature, and learning new languages and cultures.

I’m from Canada and frequently travel back for work and play.  This year that included an amazing trip to Inuvik where I explored the Western Arctic by dog sled and Cessna 180 for a work-in-progress!

I’m active in organizations such as the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Creative Nonfiction Collective, the Writers Union of Canada, Reconciliation in Solidarity Edmonton (RISEdmonton), and the Canadian Aviation Historical Society. So far, much of my work has focused on aviation and reconciliation, as well as highlighting women in aviation.

If you’d like to learn more about me and my work, please visit my blog or my LinkedIn profile.

Articles About Me

Top 40 Under 40,” Avenue.

Maverick of the Year,” Chatelaine.

Author Compiling a History of Northern Aviation,” The Whitehorse Star.

Nicole Bolton, Owner at Glossie:

When I met Danielle, I was in desperate need of a writer to help me create content for my new business. I had never worked with a writer before and I didn’t know what to expect but I can honestly say that my business is better because of her. Danielle is easy to work with and self-sufficient. I can always count on her to stay on top of my post schedule and she never misses a date.

Tamara Neely, Editor at What’s Up Yukon:

Danielle’s column is a great addition to our weekly arts, culture and lifestyle newspaper. She has a smooth way of telling the stories of love and loss of people in the Yukon, and does it with tenderness, grit, and respect. It’s also a great relief to have such solid stories delivered on time, with photos and captions. She’s a reliable freelancer, and I really appreciate it.

Jim Bell, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer at Air Canada:

As president, Danielle brought tremendous energy and enthusiasm to the Canadian Aviation Historical Society. She combines excellent organisational and motivational skills with adaptability and common sense. She is a pleasure to work with.

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