Just…Danny Raye

A writer is never not a writer. It’s true that we’re constantly writing, even when we’re diligently listening to your conversation or when we’re asleep. Inspiration is everywhere, and writers can’t help but imagine putting our genre’s spin on everything we experience.

But outside of writing, I’m just Danny Raye. Whole-heartedly Christian. Mustang and Michael Myers lover. The gal with the 71-year-old soul. All of that’s easy to see on my Instagram. But I bet there are a few things about me you didn’t know. Like…

I’m a Single Mother

I have a son named Cristiano, and a daughter named Akaia.

I waited what feels like my entire life for my son. I prayed he would have heartwarming brown eyes and dark brown hair to boldly contrast tan skin, and God gave me all of that and then some. Before Cristiano was born, I used to carry his Monsters Inc. onesie around and pretend I was holding him. His carseat would sit right beside my desk, and I’d often get lost for long periods of time fantasizing him sitting there with me. And when he was born, I swear I have never loved anything as much as I loved him. Cristiano is all I ever wanted in a son.

Akaia is the adventure I never knew I needed. She is the girly side of me, the opportunist in me, the memory-making enthusiast I am. She is all the opposite parts of me that Cristiano is. And I never knew how to have fun until she was born. I never wanted a daughter because they’re so terribly hard to handle with hormonal changes and emotional breakdowns and that’s just too much for me. But she teaches me to be kind and patient, and she reminds me to laugh and live.

I’m Happily Single

After being trapped in an unsafe relationship for seven years, I was finally freed and since then have loved my independence. For a while at the start, I considered being single a “failure”. The single life was for the losers nobody wanted to date. But the less time I spent in a relationship, the more time I had to invest in my work. My writing had been suppressed under my previous partner’s selfish needs, and being single gave me the opportunity to make my dreams come true. Finally.

Being single is also a choice because I’m not desperate enough to jump into anything that isn’t going to be long-term and fulfilling. I’m only interested in a gentleman who values respect and faithfulness above attention and self-fulfillment. I need an equal, someone who will treat me with old-fashioned chivalry and mannerisms. Someone who’s beautiful inside. Someone admirable. Someone who loves movies and cuddling and staying in as much as they love going out. And I have a feeling that God is sending just the right man my way…

Unlikely Known Facts:

  • My birthday is on February 17th.
  • I live in Missouri in the USA.
  • I love stone churches because they represent the beauty and majesty of God Almighty.
  • If I owned a dog, it would be a Dalmatian named Lucky. I’ve been hooked on Dalmatians since 101 Dalmatians in the 90’s.
  • I am all natural: no tattoos, no piercings, never had a sip of alcohol, never smoked anything, never dyed my hair.

Have any interesting facts about yourself you’d like to share? I’d love to get to know y’all in the comments below! Thanks for reading!

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