I re-watch movies I love, gave up a two straw habit because I live in California, and can multi-task like nobody’s business. I’m always looking for the perfect chocolate chip cookie, a great vacation spot, the right amount of sun and shade, and I fall in love with people who keep it real.

My daytime powers include marketing for a healthcare non-profit while keeping up with my family and friends. Any time I am not doing any of the above, I can be found writing or wishing I was writing.

Long Bio:

D.K. Dailey has a problem: kind of like I see dead people but for writers. Good thing she fuels that creativity to build worlds and create people who do what she says—well, most of the time. She often says, if she wasn’t a writer, she’d be certifiably crazy.

Dailey’s writing journey started as a child when she began writing sci-fi short stories, a result of watching countless hours of Star Trek with her parents. With an inborn passion for telling stories, writing songs and poems, her hobbies erupted into a career path after she penned a play in college and then her first novel. As a writer of color living in Northern California, she’s immersed in a tapestry of culture and history that have consistently inspired and helped her pen numerous novels.

D.K. DAILEY’S APPEARENCES

KALW (NPA) Interview with Jeneé Darden

– an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker and proud Oakland native. She hosts the weekly arts segment Sights & Sounds and covers East Oakland for KALW. Jenee has reported for NPR, Marketplace, KQED, KPCC, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony magazine, Refinery29 and other outlets. In 2005, she reported on the London transit bombings for Time magazine. Prior to coming to KALW, she hosted the podcast Mental Health and Wellness Radio.

Episode 86 of Books Cubed Podcast

Interview with author and host Melissa Banczak who writes the June Nash Mystery Series and cowrites the non-fiction Roll-A-Prompt Writing Journal Series.

Pearl Passing Interview

The Write Way Café welcomes aspiring author D.K. Dailey, who will take readers on a remarkable three-generations story of strong women in Pearl Passing.

Oakland Voices Article

Meeting D.K. Dailey, you probably wouldn’t guess her unique accomplishment – she’s written 13 books. And even though she hasn’t been published yet, she keeps writing.

In The Press

Golden Dreg Boy

 “A vivid and sure-footed, if predictable, piece of social commentary.”

Kirkus Indie
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Golden Dreg Quake

“A punchy futuristic story featuring a fierce, yet vulnerable protagonist. MaeAri adds needed diversity to the genre, breaking the mold with her soaring height, her sharp wit, and the beautiful dark color of her skin.”

Indies Today
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Golden Dreg Army

“A thrilling YA adventure, and a worrisome prophecy for the future.”

Self-Publishing Review
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Pearl Passing Interview

“The Write Way Café welcomes aspiring author D.K. Dailey, who will take readers on a remarkable three-generations story of strong women in Pearl Passing.”

Pearl Passing Blog
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Oakland Voices Article

Meeting D.K. Dailey, you probably wouldn’t guess her unique accomplishment – she’s written 13 books. And even though she hasn’t been published yet, she keeps writing.”

Oakland Voices
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