Danuta is a University Medallist and PhD candidate in English (Creative Writing) from The University of Newcastle, NSW. She has worked as a professional writer, with a variety of publications, including a column in a nationally distributed women’s magazine from 2000-2010. She has written for a wide range of media, including web, radio, music and short drama/film. She is a founding member of the Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine co-operative, having assisted with editing and layout in the first six issues, and the initial negotiations with the Department of Fair Trading (NSW) to allow the incorporation of a purely online cooperative entity. She was editor of ASIM #5. She ran Manna,a national writing competition, and edited and published the associated anthology. She arranged national distribution in specialty book chains which garnered sales of 1000 copies.
Danuta placed in the Roland Robinson and the Henry Lawson writing competitions, among others. She has academic prizes for her publication in TEXT Special Issue No. 5, with “Essaying the Self: ethnicity, identity and the fictocritical essay”. Her PhD thesis, Getting Here, is based upon little known stories of the Nazi genocide of Polish infants and the ongoing effects of intergenerational trauma. It includes a novel and a supporting exegesis. She is currently seeking publication opportunities for both works.