Originally from Sterling Heights, Michigan, Danielle Maisano currently resides in North London. She has a BA in journalism from Wayne State University and during her time in Detroit, she worked as a journalist in both print and broadcast. In 2011 she joined the United States Peace Corps where she served from 2011-2013 in Togo, West Africa.
In 2013 she moved to London to pursue her MA in International Relations and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies. In 2016, she traveled with her husband, Alex, to explore his Chilean roots in the port town of Valparaiso. They settled there for over six months and during that time she was able to concentrate on writing her first novel, The Ardent Witness.