Saturday, July 30, 2022
Dannie M. Olguin at Authorpalooza
Monday, July 4, 2022
Dannie M. Olguin, Co-Panelist at the 2022 ALA Annual Conference
Monday, May 30, 2022
Author Services from Dannie M. Olguin
I'm so excited to announce that I'm now offering select Author Services. As my schedule opens up, I may add other types of editing and author services, but for now I'm focusing on:
* Query Letter Critiques
* Submission Package Critiques
* Manuscript Critiques
Check out this web page for more details or to book me!
Sunday, May 29, 2022
Dannie M. Olguin at 2022 ALA Annual Conference
So incredibly excited to co-present at the 2022 American Library Association's Annual Conference & Exhibition. Are you attending? Search for my last name here.
Friday, April 15, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour - Phoenix StorySLAM
This week, I did something terrifying and wonderful.
One of my favorite podcasts is The Moth Radio Hour. I've been listening for years and have always wanted to participate in a StorySLAM, but I never felt worthy of an audience. I've been to a couple, but never tossed my name into the hat to tell a story.
Now I have the opportunity to participate in a Moth GrandSLAM, where 9 other StorySLAM winners from Phoenix will share true stories in front of an even bigger audience.
I never expected my name to be chosen, and I definitely didn't think I'd win. I just wanted to prove to myself that nothing bad would happen if I didn't get chosen or if I got up there and bombed.
Never in a million years did I expect to win tonight, but I'm honored and humbled. There were a lot of really good storytellers out there and I'm glad I got to spend the evening in such delightful company.
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Donating Copies of BETWEEN SAFE AND REAL to Kids Need to Read
I donated a few copies of BETWEEN SAFE AND REAL to the Kids Need to Read charity. Their mission is to donate hundreds of new books to six libraries in high-poverty areas around the nation. It felt like kismet that their headquarters is only about half an hour from my house, so while I was there I decided to spend a couple of hours getting dusty and helping with inventory.
Sunday, March 6, 2022
Growing up in poverty meant I didn't have access to paper at home, so I cannibalized my least favorite stories for the paper. Sometimes for homework, so my little brother would have something to draw on, and sometimes for other stories. I wish I still had all of the stories I tore out of this book, but I'm glad I have the ones that still exist. I have a vampire, werewolf, mummy, even a bride of Frankenstein among a few others.
Seeing Monster Gallery next to Between Safe and Real--my first set of short stories next to my first published novel--fills me with joy and reminds me of just how far I've come.