Danielle Van Alst


Multi-Genre Author, Blogger & Poet

Books & Poetry

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A Thousand Little Words

A Thousand Little Words is a collection of poetry written for anyone who has ever buried themselves away from the world and longs to be set free. Whether drawing on observations in nature, ponderings on the universe, examining the workings of society and culture, or processing a wide range of emotions, the poems in this book remain meditations on what it means to be human. From exhilarating highs to the heartbreaking lows of life and love, these verses will ensure that the little words written on the page will become etched in your mind and will awaken your sense of what it means to be alive. A Thousand Little Words is a bittersweet and subtle journey through poetry that conveys as much between the lines as within them.



Danielle grew up with a passion for all things literary. She first put pen to paper writing articles for a newspaper she designed and created during elementary school. Danielle’s creative channels evolved into writing poetry, short stories, essays, and children’s books. When not writing her own material Danielle loves reading everything and anything she can get her hands on especially mysteries, suspense, and historical fiction.


Some of Danielle's other talents include finding new and creative ways to use sarcasm, spilling/dropping things, being supremely weird without even trying, and photography.


Danielle attended California State University Northridge where she majored in Psychology and minored in Child Development. She continued her educational pursuit and attended Phillips Graduate University where she earned a Master’s Degree in Psychology with a dual emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling. Months after graduating with her degree, and growing more miserable every day that brought her closer toward a career she truly didn’t want, she finally realized writing was the only career that would make her happy and nourish her soul.


Danielle is a proud member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and The Alliance of Independent Authors. She is now gleefully concentrating full time on bringing to life her stories and sharing them with the world. Danielle currently resides in Los Angeles, California

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Featured Work

L.M. Nelson Blog

Author Spotlight Series

February 10, 2018

Stories Space

Published Feature

March 04, 2018

50- Word Stories

Published Feature

March 21, 2018

Bidwell Hollow

Poetry Feature & Podcast

April 25, 2018

Awesome Gang

Author Interview

May 9, 2018

Serious Reading

Guest Blogger Post

May 5, 2018

Serious Reading

Author Interview

May 5, 2018

Introvert Dear

Guest Blogger Post

May 25, 2018

Psych Central

Guest Blogger Post

May 31, 2018

Read Write Club

Author Interview

May 25, 2018

Great 2018 Summer Reads For Kids Feature

June 2, 2018

Author Interview

Fateful Voyage Feature

June 14, 2018

Author Interview

Book Goodies Kids

August 19, 2018



The Book Lover

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Please check out my blog, The Book Lover, by clicking on the link below. There, you will find resources to help you with writing, publishing and marketing your book. Additionally, I will be posting book reviews along with ideas that seek to help spark and empower the creative flame. Ultimately, this blog is designed to inspire and encourage writers throughout their journey in all things literary. Enjoy!


News & Events


Upcoming Events

October 28, 2017- A World of Imagination Release
November 18, 2017- Uncharted A Journey Though Life in Rhyme Release
March 08, 2018- A Thousand Little Words Release
May 2018- Delilah's Birthday Surprise Release
July 2018- Fateful Voyage Release
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