Image of the author. Photo by Elise Williams, EMariePhotography.com

I’m Danielle Williams, and I write sci-fi/fantasy/horror/comedy/??! stories, including science fantasy epic Steel City, Veiled Kingdom, creepy apartment caper The Girlfriend Who Wasn’t from Delaware, and beloved children’s Christmas novel A Gingersnap Cat Christmas. Oh! And my story Bad Tidings from Queen Sophie was on the NoSleep Podcast (Season 17, episode 6, about 25 minutes in).

I’m a BYU grad who majored in Visual Arts, then inadvertently double-minored in German and English.

I’m also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

What’s with this “Wonder. Horror. Humor.” thing I keep seeing?

To steal a phrase from Takayoshi Sato, I write stories because I want to “shake peoples’ hearts deeply.”

Sometimes I do this by writing stories that make you uneasy about going to bed at night (that’s the horror). Other times I do it by writing stories that give you a chuckle or leave you with a smile on your face (humor). And I love playing around in made-up worlds of wonder, whether it’s Hawai’i in space or a giant tree where vampires fall in love with faeries. I can’t seem to stick to mundane settings.

In short, “Wonder. Horror. Humor.” is just shorthand for the kinds of books I like to write.

What’s a “Pixelvania”?

“Pixelvania” is a made-up word. I chose it as the name for my publishing house because our cat’s name is Pixel (who himself is named after the cat from the Heinlein scifi story The Cat Who Walks Through Walls), and also because I’m publishing both eBooks (pixels) and paper books…which are made of trees…and since PennsylVANIA means “Penn’s Woods”…

Er, it made sense at the time!

I want to write to you! How do I do that?

Use the handy contact form here! Or my email is Danielle AT PixelvaniaPublishing.com. Easy!

I like what you’re doing here! How can I support you?

Oh, gee, thanks! There’s a number of ways you can help me out:

  1. Buy a book! For yourself, or as a gift for another reader!
  2. Buy an eBook DIRECT from me using my shop here: The Author’s Shop at Pixelvania Publishing. (I get a bigger cut this way.)
  3. Request my eBooks be added to your library’s digital collection.
  4. Tell your friends. Word of mouth (or word of tweet, or word of Facebook post, etc.) helps people learn that I EXIST, which is the biggest hurdle I have to overcome at this point in my career.
  5. Leave a review on my books at GoodReads (or wherever you bought the book)! (But only if you want to.)
  6. Subscribe to my newsletter. I only mail a handful of times a year (mostly re: newly released books), and it’s the easiest way for you to keep up with what I’m releasing. Plus sometimes I do coupons and stuff.

Where else can I find you?

My Amazon Author Page – ‘Nuff said.

My Goodreads Author Page – Reviews are always appreciated! 😀

My Book Cave Author Page – Lists all my books with content ratings.

My Draft2Digital Page – See all my books in a quick overview!

Pixelvania Studios – Art I’ve made, sheet music I’ve written, software I like, and some behind-the-scenes stuff! I do my casual blogging here.

MoxieKitten.com – An adorable kittycat character I’m developing.

Mastodon.Art  – Like Twitter, but decentralized and not commercialized to the hilt.

YouTube – More book trailers (and Kickstarter videos???) will go here when I make them.