Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

I am an author, freelance writer, and personal historian. If you’re looking for someone to help tell the story of your life, your company, or your community, please feel free to contact me.

Recent Blog Posts

“You may rejoice, I must mourn.”
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There have been calls to wear orange this July 1st, and to hold back on Canada Day festivities. To instead focus on mainstream Canada’s growing awareness of its painful past and the self-denial so many of us have perpetuated. It is a reckoning, a rumbling, a peeling back of layers to addres...
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Grief & Change
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Please click here if you need help with this grief and trauma: Indigenous Crisis Support Lines. This past week the remains of 215 children were found at the former grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia. It was an unmarked mass grave on Tk’emlups te Secwepemc F...
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Writing help is here!
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I’ve always loved working with other writers and book professionals, but I had to step back a bit the past couple of years. Now my schedule has opened up again, and I’m excited to reboot my business! This time I’m teaming up with friend and writing pal, Connie B. Dowell, over at www.bookecho...
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BriReads: Alis the Aviator!
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The talented Bri Reads has created a video about Alis the Aviator! First she does an animated reading, followed by a mini tour of the Palm Springs Air Museum (California), and finally a segment on making paper airplanes and testing them out! This 25-minute video is a great virtual activity for te...
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Amazing women fliers of WW2
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This Remembrance Day, as I keep learning and writing about Canadian women veterans from the Second World War, I thought I’d share just a few links with you. I hope you find them as fascinating as I do! For too long, women’s stories were ignored or overlooked, but luckily this is changing. In the ...
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Grief and change
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Grief and change
Please click here if you need help with this grief and trauma: Indigenous Crisis Support Lines. This past week the remains of 215 children were found at the former grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia. It was an unmarked mass grave on Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First ...
Published at Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail
Bri Reads Alis the Aviator!
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The talented Bri Reads has created a video about Alis the Aviator! First she does an animated reading, followed by a mini tour of the Palm Springs Air Museum (California), and finally a segment on making paper airplanes and testing them out! This 25-minute video is a great virtual activity for te...
Published at Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail
Editing, writing, and publishing help is here!
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I’ve always loved working with other writers and book professionals, but I had to step back a bit the past couple of years. Now my schedule has opened up again, and I’m excited to reboot my business! This time I’m teaming up with friend and writing pal, Connie B. Dowell, over at...
Published at Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail
Amazing women fliers of WW2
Posted
This Remembrance Day, as I keep learning and writing about Canadian women veterans from the Second World War, I thought I’d share just a few links with you. I hope you find them as fascinating as I do! For too long, women’s stories were ignored or overlooked, but luckily this is chang...
Published at Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail
Alis the Aviator: More Reader Reviews!
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A book on aviation to delight big and small This ABC book is all about aviation. The cut paper art is part of the charm of this unique book, but for young readers who love airplanes they will learn the A to Z of different kinds of aircraft. A must have for future pilots. Barbra […]
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