Kate Danley

Kate Danley is a USA TODAY Bestselling author and thirty-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 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. The Woodcutter headed to the moon in a lunar time capsule in 2024, but then the rocket went wonky, so now it is just floating around space.

Her plays have been produced internationally. Her first full-length play Building Madness won the prestigious 2016 Panowski Playwriting Competition and was nominated for thirteen BroadwayWorld Seattle regional awards for its professional world premiere at Harlequin Productions. Her second full-length play, Working for Crumbs (formally BureauCRAZY), was nominated for two Offie Awards (Off West End Awards), two Broadway World UK / West End Awards, was a semi-finalist in the O’Neill National Playwriting Conference and the Moss Hart & Kitty Carlisle New Play Initiative. The Mysterious Affair at Styles was nominated for sixteen BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul regional awards and was named a Critic’s Pick by the Star Tribune and Best of 2022 by Play Off the Page.  Power was the winner of the Renegade Now Theatre Festival.

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. Stay Outta Sight won silver in the London Movie Awards. 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. Her photo of the eclipse was ranked as “The Worst on Twitter” by Buzzfeed.

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  • Main Profession: Playwright
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  • Side professions: Actor
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