Dannika Patterson writes stories that delight children. Her stories engage the minds and echo in the hearts of little listeners and grown up readers alike.
She believes picture books are critical to children; to fuel imaginative play, to encourage early literacy, to teach, to linger, to promote change and for the pure and simple LOVE of reading and writing.
Over the past 15 years Dannika’s writing has been published internationally across a range of business and marketing platforms including radio, mobile, print and online media. She has created bespoke content for large multinational telecommunications companies, provided copywriting services for successful Australian brands in health and education, and runs her own small business marketing and copywriting consultancy.
Dannika earned Bachelor degrees in both Journalism and Arts (Child Psychology) from the University of Queensland (2002) and has completed a handful of creative writing courses and professional development workshops via industry organisations including the Queensland Writers Centre over the past 12 months.
Although she has enjoyed writing stories for children for over a decade, 2017 is the first year Dannika has sought publication. She is excited to begin sharing the stories and characters she loves to create with the world. She currently has 2 manuscripts under review by traditional publishers, a handful of stories on the polishing block, one exciting collaboration with an incredible illustrator in progress, and big dreams to chase.
On this website she writes on themes she is currently crafting stories about or researching, shares snippets of her creative journey to publication, industry news, general inspiration and joy.