MEET HALEY DANIELLE
When I was nine, I wrote my first story, printed it on card stock on a Compaq computer, bound it with staples, and adorned it with clip art. In the ninth grade, I wrote my first novel (a terrible thing) and still keep it in my desk drawer when I need to remember everyone starts somewhere. In college, I wrote stories and papers I was and am proud of, and published both creatively and academically. Later, I created and wrote Bible studies and curriculum as a ninth grade English teacher. From the beginning, writing has been the lens through which I not only understand the world, but help others understand it, as well.
I think about things — mostly about eighteenth-century literature and culture — and how history has shaped the world. I think quite a lot about cold brew and when I get to hang out with my sisters next. I think often about how my mom says I’m not emotional, I’m emotionful. Sometimes, I think about traveling.
Anyway, I write because it’s the way I understand things. Here’s what I’ve been thinking about lately.