Danielle Simone Brand
Danielle Simone Brand is a mother of two, a die-hard idealist, and a breaker of conventions. She began her longtime career as a meditation and yoga teacher back when that was a strange thing to do. She holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MA from American University and has worked as a staff writer, an academic editor, and a researcher on issues of international conflict resolution. Having grown up in suburban Hawaii, Danielle had no practical rural skills, nor any reason to believe she could handle a true mountain winter. All she had was her yearning for a homemade life for her family — and the willingness to write about it.