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Danielle Grandinetti is author of A Strike to the Heart and To Stand in the Breach. She is also a book blogger at DaniellesWritingSpot.com. Her short stories have appeared in several publications and her writing has won the University of Northwestern Distinguished Faith in Writing Award. Originally from the Chicagoland area, she now lives along Lake Michigan’s Wisconsin shoreline with her husband and their two young sons. Danielle especially loves quiet mornings served with the perfect cup of tea.
After nearly two decades in education, Danielle Grandinetti is now a historical romantic suspense author and a book blogger at DaniellesWritingSpot.com where she has been reviewing books since 2016. Originally from the Chicagoland area, she now lives along the Wisconsin shoreline of Lake Michigan with her husband, their two young sons, and Labrador puppy. Minutes from fields of corn and farms of dairy cows, rolling hills and so many trees, it’s one of the most picturesque places she’s called home.
Her educational background includes an M.A. in Communication and Culture from Trinity International University, a B.A. in Communication from Louisiana Baptist University, and an A.A. in Biblical Studies from New Tribes Bible Institute, as well the Apprentice, Journeyman, and Craftsman Level certifications from the Christian Writers Guild. She has taught college courses on intercultural communication and group dynamics at Trinity International University and worked for twelve years as a virtual middle school writing coach.
Danielle is author of A Strike to the Heart and it’s prequel novella To Stand in the Breach. Her short stories have appeared in a variety of publications, most recently in Spark Flash Fiction magazine, Spring 2021, Romantic Suspense edition. and Z Publishing’s America’s Emerging Writers series. Two of Danielle’s articles on writing appeared in The Christian Writer’s Market Guide, 2014 edition. And her middle grade novel, The Vanishing Kidnapper, an historical western, released in 2015. Her writing has won the University of Northwestern Distinguished Faith in Writing Award
With a family heritage of dairy farmers and immigrants, she grew up on stories told to her by her grandparents, parents, aunts, and uncles of living on a farm, being an Italian in Chicago, and surviving wars and the Great Depression. It’s why she writes of finding home in hard times.