Danielle M. Orsino—destined to be a writer from a young age—was working as a nurse, treating a patient who needed some distractions during long IV treatment sessions, when inspiration struck. Orsino reached back to a forgotten skill, a childhood dream. From a young age, she had wanted to be a writer, so she decided to tell her patient a story. Little did she know a seed was planted that day—a seed that would grow into a fantastically epic adventure of heartbreak, hope, and rebirth—Birth of Fae: Locked Out of Heaven. Drawing from her passion for comic books, cosplay, and the fantasy genre, along with her martial arts expertise, Orsino brings forth an electric and hopeful book debut. She is taking on her biggest challenge to date: a story born from the long treatment sessions with a patient, and building it into a fantasy book series—Birth of the Fae. Expanding on her love of writing and comics, and exploring the world of fantasy novels, she delves into the realm of fairies, retelling their origins from a completely new perspective.
Orsino has a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and exercise science, and she is an LPN with a special interest in Lyme disease research. Orsino has been widely recognized for her influence and experience in the martial arts realm, training for over 20 years, with over 500 tournament wins, accumulating national and world titles. She has performed for former President of the United States Bill Clinton, and has been featured on Soap Talk, Fox Five News, CBS, TLC, and E!. With this experience, she worked as a fight choreographer on Wonder Woman: Balance of Power, and has worked with the likes of martial arts legend Vincent Lyn and WWE marvel and action star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Nothing Orsino ever does is simple. New York Times bestselling author Clete Barrett Smith has this to say about Orsino’s debut endeavor: “After summoning this world into existence through an imaginative force of will, Danielle has scoured every inch of the landscape several times over. Critics often praise a story’s world building by saying that it feels ‘lived in.’ Well, the world of the Fae certainly seems like that because Danielle herself has happily lived there for years as she worked to put all of this together…My favorite part of this story is that it is gloriously depicted in vibrant images.”