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Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Award-winning author Danielle Ackley-McPhail has worked both sides of the publishing industry for longer than she cares to admit. Currently, she is a project editor and promotions manager for Dark Quest Books.

Her published works include five urban fantasy novels, Yesterday's Dreams, Tomorrow's Memories, Today's Promise, The Halfling's Court and The Redcaps' Queen: A Bad-Ass Faerie Tale, and a young adult Steampunk novel, Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn, written with Day Al-Mohamed. She is also the author of the solo science fiction collection, A Legacy of Stars, the non-fiction writers' guide, The Literary Handyman, and is the senior editor of the Bad-Ass Faeries anthology series, Dragon's Lure, and In an Iron Cage. Her work is included in numerous other anthologies and collections.

She is a member of the Garden State Speculative Fiction Writers, the New Jersey Authors Network, and Broad Universe, a writer's organization focusing on promoting the works of women authors in the speculative genres.

Danielle lives in New Jersey with husband and fellow writer, Mike McPhail, mother-in-law Teresa, and three extremely spoiled cats. She can be found on LiveJournal (damcphail, badassfaeries, darkquestbooks, lit_handyman), Facebook (Danielle Ackley-McPhail), and Twitter (DMcPhail). To learn more about her work, visit,, or

Books by Danielle Ackley-McPhail:

Title ISBN Date Publisher
Eternal Wanderings 978-194299-002-4 Paper Phoenix Press
978-194299-019-2 Paper Phoenix Press
978-194969-103-0 Espec Books
978-194299-070-3 Paper Phoenix Press
978-194969-105-4 Espec Books
978-194299-094-9 Paper Phoenix Press
978-193705-101-3 Dark Quest, LLC
978-194299-003-1 eSpec Books
978-193705-197-6 Dark Quest, LLC
978-193705-198-3 Dark Quest, LLC
978-193705-185-3 Dark Quest, LLC
978-193705-196-9 Dark Quest, LLC
978-193475-414-6 Speed-of-c Productions
978-193705-105-1 Dark Quest, LLC
978-193705-106-8 Dark Quest, LLC
978-189009-664-9 Padwolf Publishing Inc.
978-193705-104-4 Dark Quest, LLC
978-193705-195-2 Dark Quest, LLC
978-193705-195-2 Dark Quest, LLC
978-189009-651-9 Padwolf Publishing Inc.
978-193705-109-9 Dark Quest, LLC
978-193705-108-2 Dark Quest, LLC
978-189749-246-8 Dragon Moon Press
978-193705-107-5 Dark Quest, LLC
978-098459-274-6 Flying Pen Press LLC
978-193705-102-0 Dark Quest
978-098309-935-2 Dark Quest, LLC
978-193705-100-6 Dark Quest, LLC
978-098189-576-5 Flying Pen Press LLC
978-098261-979-7 Dark Quest, LLC
978-189009-643-4 Padwolf Publishing Inc.
978-160659-208-3 Mundania Press LLC
978-189749-207-9 Dragon Moon Press
978-097969-016-7 Dark Quest, LLC
978-160659-204-5 Mundania Press LLC
978-160659-206-9 Mundania Press LLC
978-097969-019-8 Dark Quest, LLC
978-097969-015-0 Dark Quest, LLC
978-098189-570-3 Flying Pen Press LLC
978-189266-950-6 Dark Quest, LLC
Fantasist Enterprises
Lite Circle Books
Die Monster Die! Books