Danielle West was born in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts. She has lived in forts in the woods, cardboard boxes on the streets of Toronto, gym sofas in Singapore, fancy high-rise flats in London, and penthouse suites in Singapore. An avid reader, she could always find solace, adventure, or distraction in a good book no matter how empty her pockets were.
Danielle has been a go-go dancer for Boston punk bands, helped start the UK's first roller derby league (the London Rollergirls who are still going strong), and has competed professionally in mixed martial arts, wrestling, grappling, and jiu jitsu for over eleven years.
She enjoys making soap, singing badly at karaoke, traveling the world, climbing mountains, riding waves, baking cookies for her boyfriend, and writing stories or articles that people enjoy reading. She works full time in digital media as an account director for Adobe, is a published author who wrote a novel over seven years on her smart phone, and is currently writing her second novel. She has also written articles for Fighters Only, Train Hard Fight Easy, and Rough Magazine.