Biography:

Danika Stone is an author, artist, and educator who discovered a passion for writing fiction while in the throes of her Masters thesis. A self-declared bibliophile, Danika now writes novels for both teens: Internet Famous (Macmillan, 2017) and All The Feels (Macmillan, 2016); and adults The Dark Divide (Stonehouse, 2018) and Edge Of Wild (Stonehouse, 2016). 


Ms. Stone's work has received both recognition and literary praise. Edge of Wild (previously entitled Tathagata) was a quarter-finalist in Amazon's Breakthrough Novel of the Year Award (2013), a finalist in the Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize (2015), and took second place in the Publish or Perish contest (2015). All the Feels was selected for Swoon Reads' fourth list (2015) and was nominated for YALSA's Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (2016), and for CYBILS' Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards (2016). In 2017, Chapters included Edge of Wild in "Our Favourite Canadian Fiction". That same year, Internet Famous was selected as one of Fierce Reads' "9 Perfect Summertime Reads" (2017), Showstopper Magazine's "August Must-Reads", and was nominated for the R. Ross Annett Award for Children's Literature (2017). Ms. Stone's books have been reviewed by VOYA, Teen Reads, and School Library Journal. Danika has also featured in the BN Teen Blog, Clash, Quillable, Fierce Reads, Lethbridge Living Magazine, CJSR's Word, and on CBC's Daybreak.   


When not writing, Danika can be found hiking in the Rockies, planning grand adventures, and spending far too much time online. She lives with her husband, three sons, and a houseful of imaginary characters in a windy corner of Alberta, Canada.


Ms. Stone is represented by Morty Mint of Mint Literary Agency.