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Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Award-winning author Danielle Ackley-McPhail has worked both sides of the publishing industry for nearly fifteen years. Her works include the urban fantasies, Yesterday's Dreams, its sequel, Tomorrow's Memories (Mundania Press), and the upcoming novella, The Halfling's Court: A Bad-Ass Faerie Tale (Marietta Publishing), the anthologies, Bad-Ass Faeries, Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad (Marietta Publishing), and No Longer Dreams, (Lite Circle Books), all of which she co-edited, and contributions to numerous anthologies and collections, including Dark Furies (Die Monster Die! Books), Breach the Hull, (Marietta Publishing), Space Pirates (Flying Pen Press), and the upcoming science fiction anthologies So It Begins (Marietta Publishing) and Barbarians at the Jumpgate (Padwolf Publishing).


Her non-fiction works include a chapter on writer's groups for Dragon Moon Press's The Complete Fantasy Writer's Guide: The Author's Grimoire, a chapter in their upcoming Elements of Fantasy: Magic, a chapter on self-promotions in Marietta Publishing's Profitable Publishing, and a standing column, If We'd Words Enough and Time, for the sadly defunct website, Fictionauts.


She is a member of The Garden State Horror Writers, the electronic publishing organization EPIC, and Broad Universe, a writer's organization focusing on promoting the works of women authors in the speculative genres.


Danielle lives somewhere in New Jersey with husband and fellow writer, Mike McPhail, mother-in-law Teresa, and three extremely spoiled cats. To learn more about her work, visit



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Current Releases
Avast there ye scurvy dogs! So you think you’re brave enough to join us on this here voyage through space and time? If you come with us, you better be prepared to loot, pillage and maim. This is no voyage for the lily-livered amongst you. ...
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Space Pirates
Do you like to Dance with Danger? Well now's your chance! Don't worry about things that go bump in the night; count yourself lucky if these fae give you that much warning. In the finest tradition of the original Bad-Ass Faerie...
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Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad
Hardcore Negotiations Have Begun! Get ready for plenty of action-packed military science fiction as the dogs-of-war are let loose on an unsuspecting universe in sixteen hard-hitting stories guaranteed to take you out of this world....
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Breach the Hull
Clap Your Hands...NOW! Because you better believe the world is full of Bad-Ass Faeries! Toss out your childhood notions of faeries that are all goodness and light. No golden pixies clothed in gossamer, dancing on the wind, here to make the rain...
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Bad-Ass Faeries

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