Danika grew up in Northern California. She is an award-winning writer, spokenword artist, and educator. She earned her MFA in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (founded by poets Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman). Her early writing career was built on experimental poetry and collaborative spokenword performances. While living in Seattle, she organized and performed with the 12-person Word Orchestra as well as the performance group ForWord FourTete. Her inspired performances earned her the Washington Poets Association award for Performance Poetry. After moving to British Columbia she turned her attention to film, television, and new media. She has worked as an artist-in-the-schools and media literacy educator for Learning Through the Arts and has taught screenwriting courses in the Writing Department at Vancouver Film School and at Capilano University. She blogs about her multi-disciplined writing life as The Accidental Novelist. She currently lives with her husband and their spoiled cat in Vancouver, British Columbia.