About Me

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I’m a history-obsessed author who lives by the sea in Nova Scotia (Canada). I spend my days writing, researching, and going on adventures with my family.  My readers range from 2 to 102, and while any compelling tale grabs my attention, much of my work has focused on inclusive stories about aviation and reconciliation.

I’m active in organizations such as the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), the Creative Nonfiction Collective, the Writers Union of Canada, and the Canadian Aviation Historical Society. 

To learn more about me and my work, please visit the blog on this site or my LinkedIn profile.

I am also the creator of the Ghosts of Camsell blog, and continue to do research for individuals and communities around the Charles Camsell Indian Hospital.

Want to Work With Me?

I’d love to chat about how I can support you through coaching or editing.  You can email me directly at info[a]daniellemc.com (just replace the [a] with an @) or check out my services and rates at www.bookechoes.com, where I have joined fellow writer, editor, and coach, Connie B. Dowell.

I also offer 30 minute ‘coffee chats’ for $30 CAD to discuss your writing, editing, research, and publishing questions!

Other areas I can help you with:

  • Grant writing
  • Query letters, synopses, and book proposals
  • Indexes, captions, and footnotes/endnotes for your nonfiction books

“Danielle’s editing chops come from her deep experience in both the fiction and nonfiction worlds. Danielle has one goal: what will make this text shine? Because she’s also a writer, she delivers her red lines with unique compassion and care.” Melanie Ormand, Writer and Blogger

“You were of great help to me when I was just at the planning stage.   Thanks very much for your wisdom and friendly advice.” Tim Cole, author of Tight Floats and Tailwinds.

Articles About Me

Profile in Voyage Houston.

Top 40 Under 40,” Avenue.

Maverick of the Year,” Chatelaine.

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

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