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Dani | Member Since 17 May, 2020
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Hey y'all! I'm Dani, a creativity and goal coach as well as an author of paranormal, sci-fi, and steampunk--usually with romance flavors (under my Cera Daniels penname).   Heyhi! I'm Dani and I'm a goal coach for creative folks! I have 3 novels and 2 short stories published--paranormal, sci-fi, and steampunk. I'm working on getting 2 more novels drafted this year, one a paranormal steampunk with electrical-wielding aliens, and the other the third in my superhero romance series. *insert kermit-keyboard-flail* I've done NaNoWriMo since 2006 (as a Municipal Liaison for 7 years). I was a technical writer and Q&A manager for software for 15 years...but due to health issues now I work from home doing writing workshops as well as one-on-one coaching for creativity, project plans, and getting past overwhelm to get books written!   On Twitch I do brainstorming & writing streams, as well as occasional story-heavy game sessions (VNs, Shadowrun, etc.). (Hey, okay, I die a lot when playing video games...mostly bc I fall off of things...but I'm a sucker for cuteness, shiny objects, shadowy secrets, and good storylines.)   My favorite writing process is world-building, followed only by getting to know a new character's voice. Both involve me talking to myself, my husbando waking up with sticky notes on his forehead (hey, it was once! no need to keep me banned from writing in bed!), and my kidlet staring at me like my brain's exploded out of my head and bounced around the room. I just tell her creativity is messy. :D   I caffeine and give virtual hugs.

Interests & Hobbies

  • Crochet/Amigurumi
  • Witchiness & Tarot
  • Splashing acrylic paint on canvas with my kidlet
  • All the Nature
  • Mythology

Favorite Movies

  • Xanadu
  • Titan AE
  • Princess Bride
  • The Fifth Element
  • Labyrinth
  • Speed Racer
  • Willow
  • Earth Girls are Easy
  • Anastasia
  • Johnny Mnemonic
  • Galaxy Quest
  Add to this list heaps of B movies, Trek and Wars and Indy, and follow it all up with a heaping helping of kaiju, that should about cover things. :D

Favorite TV Series

  • Voltron
  • Thundercats
  • The Green Hornet
  • Firefly
  • Killjoys
  • The Expanse
  • The Last Ship
  • Umbrella Academy
  • Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
  • Speed Racer
  • Sailor Moon
  • Escaflowne
  I am woefully underrepping my anime favorites and adding to that list constantly :D

Favorite Books

  • Mandy by Julie Andrews Edwards
  • The Freedom series by Ann McCaffrey
  • Acorna by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth A. Scarborough (series)
  • Hidden Legacy series by Ilona Andrews
  • Dinotopia by James Gurney (series)
  • Animorphs by K.A. Applegate (series)
  • The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud
  • Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynn Truss
  • Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
  • Grendel by John Gardner
  Aside from fiction, I have a number of favorite witchy books...and a collection of themed thesauri that I actually do read just for funsies from time to time (as well as reference, of course lol!).

Favorite Writers

  • Tamora Pierce
  • Brian Jacques
  • Brandon Sanderson
  • Nalini Singh
  • Linnea Sinclair
  • Meljean Brook
  • Cherise Sinclair
  • Tara K. Harper
  If an author is on this list, it is safe to assume I've read and devoured everything they've written and also have their books on my keeper shelves. :D

Favorite Games


  • Shadowrun
  • D&D
  • Rifts
  • Kids on Bikes!
  Board/Card Games
  • Folklore
  • Mysterium
  • Phase 10
  • Pit
  • 7th Continent
  Video Games
  • Torchlight 2
  • Sims 3 (I'm playing 4 but it's subpar)
  • Stardew Valley
  • Littlewood
  • Dragon Age
  • Dungeon Siege
  I have too many of all of these. Just. Too many. (And never enough, amirite?)

Latest Loved work

The Atharian Alliance




Introduction to the Cylinder World - an inside view

International Discogolf Associates Foundation (IDGAF)

Shattered Moon Coalition