I have been involved in the Australian publishing industry for over 20 years – first as a copywriter and then as an editor, project manager, proofreader and author.
I have worked on more than 100 non-fiction books, and have written about subjects as varied as the history of Christianity, Native American mythology, vampires, knights and the death of Hollywood film stars. Some of the books for which I am credited as an author or contributor include It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Lilly Pilly Publishing, 2018), Outside In Takes a Stab (ATB Publishing, 2018) and From Quarantine to Q Station (Arbon Publishing, 2016). In 2018 alone, I had short stories and poems published in six different anthologies and on two websites. ‘Retrospection’ was the joint winner of the 2018 Blacktown City Mayoral Creative Writing Prize (adult short story section).
My first love has always been children’s books, and I have written stories for young children for many years. In addition to being listed as an Emerging Author on the Creative Kids Tales (CKT) website, I am a children’s book reviewer for the Buzz Words website. My children’s short story entitled ‘The Tree’ was short-listed for the ZineWest 2018 awards, and my pitch for I Don’t Want to be a Pirate! was long-listed for the 2018 Just Write For Kids Pitch It! Competition. In 2019, two of my kids’ short stories and a poem will be published in the second volume of the CKT Story Collection, while my kids’ poem ‘Hatastrophe’ will be published in the Harry Potter-inspired Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble: Magical Poems Chosen by Paul Cookson (Bloomsbury UK).
Dannielle Viera - Submissions
- Platypus Finds a Friend (Part Two) by Dannielle Viera Feb - 2019
- Platypus Finds a Friend (Part One) by Dannielle Viera Jan - 2019
- An Aussie Christmas by Dannielle Viera Dec - 2018
- The Tree (Part Two) by Dannielle Viera Nov - 2018
- The Tree (Part One) by Dannielle Viera Oct - 2018
- The Music Man by Dannielle Viera Sep - 2018
- Horrible Hilda and the Honey Bees by Dannielle Viera Aug - 2018
- Where is the Wind? (Chapter One - Part Two) by Dannielle Viera Jul - 2018
- Where is the Wind? (Chapter One - Part One) by Dannielle Viera Jun - 2018