Danielle Soucy Mills grew up in Massachusetts in a small city by the sea. She developed a passion for both gymnastics and writing from a very young age, and by 5th grade, she began writing her first novel—only to realize that she did not yet know enough about life to write a real book.

She went on to study English and Creative Writing at Rhode Island College, while also competing on their gymnastics team. Driven by a yearning for warmer weather and palm trees, Danielle moved to California to earn her MFA in Creative Writing at Chapman University, where she completed her first novel and children’s book.

Danielle currently resides in San Diego with her husband Jesse and their daughter Elaina. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and enjoys hiking, reading, playing on the beach, coaching and doing gymnastics, and writing anything from poetry, to children’s books, to novels for all ages.