An award-winning ghostwriter and editor, Danielle Kaheaku has worked in the entertainment industry for the past twelve years. She has active memberships in the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, the international Horror Writers Association, and the Romance Writers Association Published Author Network. An English professor at a local university, she is the co-founder and Training Director for the San Diego HWA Chapter and volunteers as a mentor within the main HWA.
She has a BA in English, an MA in English and Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction and is at the beginning stages of her PhD journey. She has published several short stories, four anthologies, five novels, and two produced screenplays. Her projects have won multiple screen and literary awards including two Foreword Book of the Years (2009, 2008), Gold at the International Independent Film Awards (2018), Gold at the California Film Awards (2017), Silver in the International Independent Film Awards (2016), Award of Merit at the New Renaissance Film Festival in London (2016), Hollywood Screenings Film Festival Semi-Finalist (2016), and Best Experimental Short at the Chandler International Film Festival (2016).
Prior to focusing on fiction, Danielle worked as an editor and GIS analyst for an archaeological consulting firm and has past experience editing and reporting in a daily newsroom.