Dani Haviland, formerly of Connecticut, Arizona, and Alaska, recently semi-retired from selling tractor parts, tools, and roses. She moved to a more temperate climate in western Oregon to pursue her passions: writing, gardening, and photography.
Life has changed from jumping into a skidsteer loader in order to plow snow to pull-starting the walk behind weed whacker, but there are still enough hours in the day for the feisty old lady to propagate people for her novels and plants for her yard. Sharing is part of her personality, so creating books and photos to share all over the world makes her happy.
Her tenacious and perky attitude is reflected in many of her cyber children, whether they be a British Lord stuck in 18th century North Carolina or a 6'7" time traveling 'fairy' who is out to champion anyone or everyone who is having a rough time dealing with difficult life situations. She traveled to Sydney in early 2014 to research the journey of The First Fleet, and the hardships and challenges faced by those early settlers, most of them convicts, when they landed in Australia, January, 1788. FAIRIES DOWN UNDER is in development, no release date set.
The first book in THE FAIRIES SAGA series is NAKED IN THE WINTER WIND. This story reveals how 21st century Evie fell back in time, rejuvenated, met fictional characters who were real, and dealt with kidnappers, a cougar, and near starvation. Two husbands, lots of babies, and the solar-powered smartphone she discovered make her life even more interesting. Originally released in 2013 in three parts: AMNESIA (I), ABANDONED (II), and ADOPTIONS (III), it is now available complete, in print or e-book.
AYE, I AM A FAIRY, the follow up tale of how Evie's daughter tries to 'catch up' to Mom who is 230 years in the past, was released September 2014.
DANCES NAKED, the tale of a chatty 21st century directionally challenged British time traveler who is rescued by Cherokee Indians, was released in May 2011.
THE GREAT BIG FAIRY, released in August 2011, is available complete in print or e-book and also in large print format as three books: BACK AGAIN (I), THE BARTERED WOMAN (II), and FUTURE TENSED (III).
HA'PENNY JENNY is the first novella released. Although Jenny is not a time traveler, her adopted mother and grandmother are...but she won't let on that she knows. People aren't comfortable with a young girl who 'knows' things without being told.
Previews of all four novels and the novella are available at www.danihaviland.com.