Short Bio:

Dani Pettrey is a wife, mom, grandma, and the acclaimed author of the Alaskan Courage romantic suspense series, which includes her bestselling novels Submerged, Shattered, Stranded, Silenced, and Sabotaged. Her books have been honored with the Daphne du Maurier award, two HOLT Medallions, a Christy Award nomination, two National Readers’ Choice Awards, the Gail Wilson Award of Excellence, and Christian Retailing’s Best Award, among others.
She feels blessed to write inspirational romantic suspense because it incorporates so many things she loves—the thrill of adventure, nail-biting suspense, the deepening of her characters’ faith, and plenty of romance. She and her husband reside in Maryland, where they enjoy time with their two daughters, a son-in-law, and a super adorable grandson.

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Dani Pettrey 2014 Press Photo

Author Dani Pettrey

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Honors & Awards:

Awards for Silenced

Awards for Silenced by Dani Pettrey

2015 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award Winner- Romantic Suspense Category

2015 Daphne du Maurier Award Finalist – Inspirational Category

2015 Christian Retailing’s Best Award Finalist – Mystery & Suspense Category

Colorado Romance Writers 2015 Award of Excellence Finalist- Inspirational Romance Category

Awards for Stranded

Awards for Stranded by Dani Pettrey

Winner of the 2014 Daphne du Maurier Award – Inspirational Category

Awards for Shattered

Awards for Shattered by Dani Pettrey

Christian Retailing’s Best Award 2014 Winner – Mystery and Suspense

Gail Wilson Award of Excellence Winner – 2014

National Reader’s Choice 2013 Award Finalist – Inspirational Novel

Colorado Romance Writers 2014 Award of Excellence Winner- Inspirational Category

INSPY Awards Finalist 2014 -Romantic Suspense Category

The Book Club Network- Book of the Month Award – 2013

Fiction Hero Features Fiction Hero of the Year -2013

Christian Book Review Blog Top 10 -2013


Awards for Submerged

Awards for Submerged by Dani Pettrey

Winner of the 2013 Holt Medallion for Best First Book

2013 Holt Medallion Award of Merit for Long Inspirational

Colorado Romance Writers 2013 Award of Excellence- Inspirational Category

Second prize winner of the 2013 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award – Romantic Suspense Category

Double winner of the 2012 National Reader’s Choice Award – Best First Book and Inspirational Novel Categories

ECPA Christian Book Award Finalist, 2013

Christy Award Finalist, 2013

Daphne du Maurier Award Finalist, 2013

Golden Quill Finalist, 2013 – Inspirational – Romantic Suspense Category

Gail Wilson Award of Excellence Finalist, 2013

INSPY Awards Finalist 2013 – Mystery & Thriller

Selah Awards Finalist, 2013 – Fiction: First Novel

The Book Club Network- Book of the Year Award, 2012

Fiction Hero Features Fiction Hero of the Year -2012 Top 10 Novels of 2012



Literary Representation:

Janet Kobobel Grant
Books & Such Literary Agency

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