Meet the Newbies: Danika Stone

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

All the Feels comes out in about a week, and I can't wait for it because I know it'll give me (get ready for the worst pun of the century) ALL THE FEELS.

For those of you who don't know what Meet the Newbies is, it's a fun way to introduce you all to authors debuting in 2016 and it's organized by the lovely Rachel from A Perfection Called Books. To see the full schedule, click here

Today I have the wonderful privilege of introducing to you all Danika Stone, author of All the Feels!!!

Author Most Likely To Be An Actual Dragon

Nickname: Khaleesi
First Day of School: June 7, 2016 
Homeroom: Macmillan
Grade: YA Contemporary
Extracurricular Activities: Painting, writing, hiking, and time-stealing. (No really, you just lost five minutes.)
Favourite Class: New Media – COMPUTERS FOREVERRRRRR! (It doesn't count as extracurricular because I never get OFF the internet.)
Favourite Quote/Motto: “Only One Man Calls Me Darlin’,” Captain Matt Spartan, Starveil. #SpartanSurvived

Onto the Interview!

What book, movie, or TV show are you a diehard fan of?

Right now, I’m obsessed with The 100, though that will probably change if you give me a month. I think my brain is HARDWIRED where fandom is concerned!


What's your favourite convention you've ever visited? And if you haven't visited any, which conventions would you really like to go to?

Dragon Con, hands down, is my favorite convention. It’s fan-run, fan-focused, and the interaction you get with your favorite stars is something that you just don’t find at other, bigger cons. Want to talk to Sebastian Stan? He’s probably over at High Velocity right now, having drinks.

Having said all of that, I’d never turn down a pass to Comic Con if someone offered me one. It’s amazing, for completely different reasons. (And it’s definitely on my bucket list!)

(Liran's Note: I really want to go to Comic Con at some point too!!!!) 

What was your first fandom?

There are a few contenders, but my oldest fandom is probably The X-Files. More than a decade ago, I remember reading a Twin Peaks / X-Files crossover fic that answered so many questions I had about both universes. The recent resurgence of X-Files fandom has been AMAZING!

Can you sort your characters into their Hogwarts Houses?

#Fact: I sort EVERYONE into Hogwarts Houses. Not even kidding.

Liv Walden: Hufflepuff (and proud!) She’s hardworking, patient and loyal. A good friend.

Xander Hall: Gryffindor, for his nerve and overabundance of chivalry. (Both of which sometimes get him into trouble!)

Arden (Xander’s girlfriend): Ravenclaw for her wit and intelligence. Although Arden isn’t my favorite character in All the Feels, she sees and understands a lot of what’s going on behind the scenes.

Captain Matt Spartan (in character): Gryffindor for daring and bravery far beyond the call of duty in leading the Resistance.

Tom Grander (in person): Slytherin, for his ambition and cunning. He’s made a career out of it, and always has his eyes on the prize.

(Liran's Note: As a Slytherin myself, I am very happy that there is another one in All the Feels!!!!)

What inspired you to write All the Feels?

There’s always a lot of reasons for writing a book, but the main one that comes to mind is my RL friend, @CoulsonLives. She is very much the reason that Agents of Shield came to be. When Agent Coulson died at the end of The Avengers, she took it on herself to bring him back – inviting fans everywhere to provide proof of his survive. It worked!

Even more than this one experience are the people that make up fandom. @CoulsonLives is just one of the amazing people I’ve met through the years. In writing All the Feels, I wanted to celebrate the power of fandom and all it can be.

(Liran's Note: Awwwwww. Fandoms are great.)

Do you have any writing advice for aspiring authors?

Stop trying to find the “right time” and just do it. So much of publishing comes down to dumb luck – being in the right place at the right time – that you’ll miss the opportunities if you’re not in the game. Still waiting for the ‘right moment’? It’s here.

Start now.

About All the Feels:

College freshman Liv is more than just a fangirl: The Starveil movies are her life...and her last tangible connection to her deceased father. Thus, when her favorite character, Captain Matt Spartan, is killed off at the end of the last movie, Liv Just. Can't. Deal.

Tired of sitting in her room sobbing, Liv decides to launch an online campaign to bring her beloved hero back to life. With the help of her best friend, Xander, actor and steampunk cosplayer extraordinaire, she creates #SpartanSurvived, a call that ignites the fandom. But as her online life succeeds beyond her wildest dreams, Liv is forced to balance that with the pressures of school, her (mostly nonexistent and entirely traumatic) romantic life, and her disapproving mother's new boyfriend. A trip to DragonCon with Xander might be exactly what she needs to get away from it all... and figure out what (and who!) she really wants, in this geeky romance by Danika Stone.

Where To Purchase All the Feels:

Chapters/Indigo | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Amazon CA | Book Depository | Kobo

About Danika:

Danika Stone is an author, artist, and educator who discovered a passion for writing fiction while in the throes of her Masters thesis. A self-declared bibliophile, Danika now writes novels for both adults (The Intaglio Series, Edge of Wild and Ctrl Z) and teens (Icarus, and All the Feels). When not writing, Danika can be found hiking in the Rockies, planning grand adventures, and spending far too much time online. She lives with her husband, three sons, and a houseful of imaginary characters in a windy corner of Alberta, Canada.

Where To Find Danika:

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | YouTube | Tumblr


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I hope you all enjoyed getting to know Danika! Be sure to go check out All the Feels which hits shelves June 7th!


  1. I LOVE Danika! She's just the nicest! Side note, go read her other book that debuted 5/1/16, Edge Of Wild!!! Ok, so I have the ARC of this and I need to read it stat! I love cons too, but have only been fortunate to go to NYCC. I'm debating on Dragon Con after talking to Danika about it and I'm hoping 5th year is the charm for SDCC next year. Fingers Crossed!

    1. I'm so jealous!!! NYCC sounds like so much fun!!!

  2. Ooo. This sounds good! And would love to go to NYCC!!

    1. I know right!!! NYCC is on my bucket list!!

  3. Oh this book sounds really good! I love geeky romances! I hate when my favorite character is killed in a movie or TV show. Why do they do that?
    Anyway I love Danika sorted all her characters into Hogwarts Houses lol. BTW I'm Gryffindor :D
    Loved the interview! Can't wait to read this book!

    1. I know right? I hate when they kill characters off. :( And thank you!!!


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