Danika Stone


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Danika Stone is an author, artist, and educator who discovered a passion for writing fiction while in the throes of her Masters thesis. A self-declared bibliophile, Danika now writes novels for both adults (The Intaglio Series andCtrl Z) and teens (All the Feels). When not writing, Danika can be found hiking in the Rockies, planning grand adventures, and spending far too much time online. She lives with her husband, three sons, and a houseful of imaginary characters in a windy corner of Alberta, Canada.

Favorite Books

Whatever I'm currently reading!

Favorite Quotes

“The only way you can truly get to know an author is through the trail of ink he leaves behind him." \~Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Favorite Genres

Danika Stone's Manuscripts

Most Recent Blog Posts

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Swoon Author Danika Stone: 5 Tips for Self-Promotion

When you receive that magical call telling you that your book has been selected for publication, your whole world is turned upside down. In those first weeks and months you’re caught in the thrilling (and terrifying) process of editing your drafted manuscript into something saleable. If you’re like most people, you’re either buzzing with excitement or wracked by imposter syndrome. … Read More


Advice, Switchback, marketing, social media, writing, publicity, Danika Stone
Monday, May 6th, 2019

Swoon Author Danika Stone's Editing Update: Anything Is Possible

Every author knows the challenge of writing a book. Day by day, you force yourself to reach your word count. Your alpha and beta readers go through the book once, twice, maybe even a third time. You edit until you can’t see straight and finally… finally, you are ready to move forward.The manuscript’s ready to hit bookshelves, right?*record screech*Not quite.One … Read More


editing update, writing, Danika Stone, Switchback
Monday, March 25th, 2019

Swoon Author Danika Stone's First Draft Report: Off on a New Adventure

Believe it or not, there was once a time when I’d never even thought of writing Switchback.*cue Star Wars theme music*Okay, maybe NOT that long ago (but definitely a while ago), I was riding the sophomore high of publishing Internet Famous, the follow-up to my fandom-focused debut, All the Feels. With my junior book in the planning phase, I considered … Read More


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Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Swoon Author Danika Stone: In Search of the Elusive Plot Bunny

Every writer has been there. You’re at the coffee shop, tucked into your favorite booth. You open your doc, ready to begin. Onscreen, the cursor blinks with excitement as it waits for the flow of words. You’ve got time to write. You’ve got caffeine. A half-empty cup sits at your elbow, and the shop’s murmur is at the perfect decibel … Read More


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