Scholar in the Arts
|Kate Danley is a USA TODAY Bestselling author and twenty-five
year veteran of stage and screen with a B.S. in theatre from
Towson University. She was one of four students to be named a
Maryland Distinguished Scholar in the Arts.
She has sold over half-a-million books globally. She ranked as
the #20 author on all of Amazon March 2014. Her debut novel,
The Woodcutter (published by 47North) hit #6 on all of Amazon,
was honored with the Garcia Award for the Best Fiction Book of
the Year, 1st Place Fantasy Book in the Reader Views Literary
Awards, and was the winner of the Sci-Fi/Fantasy category in the
Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Her book Maggie for Hire
spent five weeks on the USA Today Bestselling list as part of the
boxed set Magic After Dark and has been optioned for film and
television development. Queen Mab was honored with the
McDougall Previews Award for Best Fantasy Book of the Year
and was named the 1st Place Fantasy Book in the Reader Views
Reviewers Choice Awards.
Her plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, Bath
(UK), Ottawa (CA), Grande Prairie (CA), Chicago, Houston,
Seattle, Anchorage, and across Maryland. Her first full-length play
Building Madness won the prestigious 2016 Panowski
Playwriting Competition. Her second full-length play,
Bureaucrazy, was a semi-finalist in the O'Neill National
Playwriting Conference. She is the co-founder of the Seattle
Playwrights Salon. Her screenplay Fairy Blood won 1st Place in
the Breckenridge Festival of Film Screenwriting Competition in
the Action/Adventure Category and her screenplay American
Privateer was a 2nd Round Choice in the Carl Sautter Memorial
Screenwriting Competition. Her scripts The Playhouse, Dog
Days, Sock Zombie, SuperPout, and Sports Scents can be seen
in festivals and on the internet. She trained in on-camera puppetry
with Mr. Snuffleupagus and played the head of a 20-foot dinosaur
on an NBC pilot. She has over 300+ film, theatre, and television
credits to her name.
She lost on Hollywood Squares.
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