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Danielle Herzog is an elementary assistant principal (former school counselor) by day, and by night a kid lit writer, freelance writer, speaker, mother and member of one ridiculously insane large Italian family. And by insane, she’s referring to aunts that still pinch her cheeks, and uncles who slap her husband’s face when they say hello.  She has about thirty cousins whose names are Godfather characters.

As a freelance writer, she has written everything from parenting articles to restaurant reviews, to the style section, to book reviews, and, her favorite - education and mental health. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Parenting, The Huffington Post, Mamalode, AOL, What to Expect,  Barnes & Noble, and Nickelodeon, as well as other national and local publications. She’s spoken and led workshops on counseling and education, writing and blogging, as well as provided on-air reporting and corresponding for various television shows.

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Danielle loves sharing her books and experiences with others.  If you're interested in having her come to a school engagement, event or other function, please reach out using the contact information below.


Please send all media requests to:


Lauren Hathaway with Grace Taylor PR at 

(402) 281-3151

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