Faerie Tales from the White Forest is Moving

I am consolidating all my author and book info. There will be no new posts on this website and eventually it will be redirected.

If you would like updated information about the White Forest series and events please visit danikadinsmore.com

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WIN a CLASS SET of Books 1, 2, and 3


book covers for Ondelle launch


Win a signed class set of The FIRST THREE White Forest books PLUS a signed White Forest MAP to hang in your classroom.

How to play? Invite your students to draw pictures of their favorite WINGED FANTASY CREATURES. Dragons, faeries, sprites, flying pigs, phoenixes… or something we’ve never heard of before!

Send Danika any of the photos you’d like and she, an artist, and her publisher will pick a winner.

Open to grades 1-6.  DEADLINE: APRIL 15th.

Send photos to info (at) danikadinsmore (dot) com with the SUBJECT LINE: Creature Contest

The winner will be posted on her website at danikadinsmore.com
(this White Forest site will be merging with that site in the next few weeks) 


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Giveaway Giveaway Giveaway!

Ahoy! We’re giving away THREE print copies of Ondelle of Grioth (to residents of U.S. and Canada only). AND if you have not read the first two books, and you happen to win, we will also give you free e-copies of the first two books.

CLICK the IMAGE below to go to the GoodReads Book three Givaway Page:


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We Have Book Three Cover!

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Launching April 2014

I’m quite thrilled by Julie Fain‘s work on the cover of Book Three of Faerie Tales From the White Forest: Ondelle of Grioth. This book has been a little long in the coming and I’m chomping at the bit to get out there and share it with others.

If you are interested in receiving an ARC to post a review, please contact Tod McCoy of Hydra House (tod AT hydrahousebooks DOT com). If you are interested in hosting Danika on your blog, in your classroom, or elsewhere, write to her at info AT danikadinsmore DOT com.

And if you’re interested in early fan news, giveaways, etc, you can subscribe to the White Forest newsletter in the upper sidebar.

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What’s the Haps: Book Three, PNWC, Faerieworlds

I have had many inquiries as to when Book Three (Ondelle of Grioth) is being released (and some pleas that it better arrive soon), and I finally have a more accurate date from my publisher.

The book was delayed due to various issues, including a neck injury on my part, but we are back on track with a release of March 14, 2014.

Yes, that’s about 1 1/2 years after Book Two was released, but sometimes life happens and we do the best we can. I will have a cover to share very soon, and in the meantime, I’ll simply tease you with this and hope it makes you “squee” a bit:

Book Four Teaser

Later this month I’ll be making two back-to-back appearances at the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference and Faerieworlds.

The PNWC is a fabulous conference full of some of the most informative workshops I’ve experienced (and I’ve attended a lot of conferences in my days). Friendly writers, agents, and editors and loads of interacting, learning, conversation, and pitching in a supportive environment.

on Friday, July 26 @ 4 PM at the conference.

The following day I’ll be zipping down to Faerieworlds (!),  the premiere mythic music and arts festival on the West Coast where I will be on the storytelling stage in Neverworlds at the following times:

Saturday, July 27
3:30 – 4 PM
6 – 6:30 PM

Sunday, July 28
2 – 2:30 PM

Hope you’re having a spectacular summer so far!


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Happy New Year from the White Forest

Since getting back from my tour I have been a delinquent blogger. Most of that time has been spent editing Book Three for a Fall 2013 publication date. Very soon I will blog a bit more about what’s in store for Book Three and possibly some sneaky stuff for Book Four: Narine of Noe  (see, the title has already slipped out!)

Showing their Wings Blackford

Students on a tour stop show off their wings.

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Next Stop: Kepler’s Books

In a matter of days I’m off on a grand adventure with the continuation of The Ruins of Noe book tour.

Seven elementary school visits, two book festival workshops, two conference workshops, a book party, and one keynote. Wahoo!

Sorry to say, there will not be many public events, that’s just the way it turned out. But, if you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, perhaps you can find a way to the:

Ruins of Noe No. Cal. Reading and Book Party

(Book Two in the Faerie Tales from the White Forest series)

Friday, Oct 26
7pm @
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA

Reading, book signing, celebration,
activities for kids, drinks, snacks, and
door prizes!

Can I tell you how in love I am with the staff of Kepler’s? They are communicative, kind, generous, enthusiastic, professional, and I haven’t met them yet, but they sound like fun.

Kids galore for Rick Riordan (click for source)

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