BOOKS

The Data Collectors Trilogy (Complete Series)

“A creative masterpiece. Danielle Palli takes us on an interplanetary journey of intrigue, conspiracy, and possibility.” Review of The Data Collectors

Lucene Jones has a secret. Except, even she doesn’t know what it is. Working as an assistant to the priestess Reverend Isabella in a small spiritual temple in Florida, and renting a room from her best friend, Fatima, her world is upended when a mysterious stranger shows up one late afternoon in the middle of a storm. Following his arrival, memories from her past, ones she had buried long ago, begin to resurface.
Meanwhile, news reports speculate that aliens might already be among us, collecting data on all areas of human life. Unknown to the general population, however, is that the Data Collectors are trying to determine what is causing Earth’s near extinction and save the human species. However, beings from neighboring planets would rather see humans die off sooner rather than later. After all, if they can preserve what natural resources we have left, Earth becomes prime intergalactic real estate.

The Data Collectors trilogy is a journey from Earth to earthlike worlds, where a battle between the Peace-Keepers, the destructive Royals and the opportunistic Vitruvians ensues. Lucence must join forces with some unlikely allies, such as Cepheus, a lizard-like Peace-Keeper with psychotic, traumatic-laden episodes, her well-meaning but hermit-like neighbor, Ivan (“the tinkerer”), and Tanager, a professor of TARA, an academy on planet Erde specializing in helping students develop empathic powers. This is a classic tale of good versus evil, with a political space opera twist filled will lots of gray area.

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It Had to Be You

Forensic Scientist Penelope Washburn has the bad habit of finding herself in the middle of other people’s messes. Unfortunately, she’s too nice to say anything about it. She also has an Achilles heel, ex-boss Detective Jose Ortega, who also happens to be an ex-love interest. When Ortega gets tangled in a multinational crime involving a well-known and powerful cult, along with a dangerous family known for their high-profile grifts, Penelope insists on accompanying her old flame to Ireland to help. Meanwhile, ex-cult member and journalist-turned detective, Rue Brennan, knows the people involved more than anyone, and agrees to go with them, even though it means coming face-to-face with an old nemesis… and her past.

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If I Didn’t Care

Rue Brennan’s name means “regret” and “sorrow.” And, by golly, she’s determined to live up to that name. Living in a tiny studio apartment in the Lower East Side of Manhattan and piecing together odd jobs as a freelance journalist and part-time figure model, her boyfriend, Spencer, thinks she can do better. Spencer Hargrove is all about appearances and is about to unveil a new product created by his up-and-coming startup, SpencerTech at the height of the tech boom. He convinces Rue to take a job as an administrative assistant working for Cyber Forensic Consultant and Private Investigator Darwin Fennec, believing it to be a career more befitting a woman of her stage in life.

In the meantime, her hyperactive upstairs neighbor Midge, prone to day drinking and saying whatever comes into her head, would rather see Rue ditch Spencer and spend her time with Darwin instead. Midge may get her wish, but not in the way she intended. In an unexpected twist of fate, Darwin and Rue find themselves attending the theater on the same night, each witnessing the murder of a stage actress. The only problem is, they both have become suspects, and each other’s alibis – ensuring they’ll have to spend more time together, after all, trying to clear each other’s names. All that, of course, is assuming that one of them isn’t guilty. 

(Cover art by Elizabeth Von Hohen Brosha; Publication Date: April 2022)

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Pennies from Heaven

Emma Post is a force to be reckoned with. Living in a run-down studio apartment in the Lower West Side of Manhattan and earning a modest living as a figure model, she has a general “punch first and ask questions later” approach to life. After getting caught up in a murder investigation where she was a suspect, she befriends an unlikely ally, a modest cop named Dennis who epitomizes everything she distrusts in this world despite him proving to be an all-around stand-up guy.

Meanwhile, It’s the height of the ‘90s tech boom and wealthy philanthropist and business mogul, Erasmus Vandenberg has dreams of retiring and spending his remaining days as a soon-to-be discovered artist. However, not long after hiring Emma as a private portrait model, he meets with an unexpected demise. Everyone assumes it was natural causes, except Emma, who — for reasons which she doesn’t understand — inherits the bulk of his fortune. Determined to find out the cause of his death, Emma enlists the help of Dennis, along with recently retired homicide-detective-turned-private-investigator, Jose Ortega to help her find answers. Unfortunately, that also means having to join forces with her old rival, Rue Brennan, and Rue’s shady Cyber Forensic Consultant boyfriend, Darwin Fennec.

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The Data Collectors

Much like we observe and collect data about our environment, wildlife, and endangered species, the Data Collectors were sent here to collect and report back information about us. At one time, humans lived on many planets, in many solar systems; but now we are endangered, and currently live on a single planet … Earth. The Data Collectors are trying to determine what is causing our near extinction to save humans as a species. Meanwhile, special interest groups would rather see the human race die off sooner, rather than later. After all, if they can preserve what natural resources we have left, Earth is prime intergalactic real estate.

(Cover art by Joan Peters; Publication Date: July 2020)

FORMATS: Print, Audio, Ebook

Breach of Contract (Book 2 in The Data Collectors Trilogy)

To trust or not to trust, that is the question. Nothing is quite as it should be when Lucene Jones finally arrives on Erde. The Peace-Keepers are forced into an uneasy alliance with the Vitruvians when they discover that the nomadic Royals may have skipped out on a deal. Namely, they failed to deliver the one natural born empath, born of two genetically modified Data Collectors, to a restless demon named Jasper Set. To make matters worse, the Terrestrial Academy of Research and Awareness (TARA) is beginning to notice odd side effects from tampering with Mother Nature, making the Data Collectors seem potentially unfit to continue their research. How can they possibly save the human species when they can’t even save themselves, begging the question, has everyone gone insane?

(Cover art by Joan Peters; Publication Date: December 2020)

FORMATS: Print, Audio, Ebook

Between the Layers (Book 3 in The Data Collectors Trilogy)

After more than 100 years of peace, Erde must prepare for war for the first time in over a century. The only problem is, they don’t know how. Because they are small in number, they are forced to learn and become experts on things they know nothing about–and fast! Under threat from the Royals, the Vitruvians, and the Null, TARA (and its Makerspace) has been converted to accommodate warcraft, combat training, psychological warfare, espionage, and interrogation.

If that weren’t enough, to save Lucene from the demon, Jasper Set, Reverend Isabella was forced to open a portal, but not to other dimensions as intended. She managed to create a leak where beings from other shamanic realms can come and go, in and out of their everyday reality. She must now find a way to seal the leak between worlds.

Everyone was worried about the end of Earth, but what about the end of Erde?

(Cover art by Joan Peters; Publication Date: February 2022)

FORMATS: Print, Audio, Ebook

Acting Out Yoga Presents: Anna in Paris

The second book in the Acting Out Yoga Series is the story of Anna, a little girl whose mischievous pet ferret, Fondue, wanders off at the Gare de Lyon station. While Anna runs all over the city looking for him, he’s busy imitating everything he sees through yoga poses. The story will help teach children about the art and history of France while stretching, exercising and learning to relax through yoga. The underlying message will also illustrate the importance of friendship, pets and family. Parents, teachers and instructors alike will appreciate the multi-purpose of this book: learning about yoga, learning about France and its rich cultural history, as well as having activities to help kids manage stress, move their bodies, and have fun.

(Cover art by Joan Peters; Publication Date June 3, 2013. Updated 2021)

FORMATS: Print, Ebook

Acting Out Yoga Presents: Harvir in the Amazon

The Acting Out Yoga Series: Harvir in the Amazon provides activities for teachers, parents, and instructors to help guide children through a “fantastical” fairytale story while facilitating their ability to quickly learn yoga asanas (poses). The colorful illustrations also provide the perfect backdrop to engage children in the story, inspire creativity, encourage reading, and teach about cultures in different parts of the world. Each book also teaches life lessons about friendship, forgiveness, and trust and stresses the importance of mindfulness.

In this story, Harvir must rescue the famous dancer, Elsa, after she is snatched from her village by an evil dragon. Enlisting the help of the medicine woman, along with some surprising jungle creatures, Harvir embarks on a journey that takes him deep into the Amazon rainforest. But don’t worry, this isn’t your average “damsel in distress” story, as our female heroines demonstrate that true strength is about wisdom, courage, kindness, and forgiveness.

The book serves as a guide to yoga for physical health and relaxation, with a story to help children learn while being drawn into an adventure. It also provides the guide (teacher, parent, instructor) with drawings and detailed information about each pose and teaching children how to do it. Included are safety tips to prevent injury. Harvir is a great activity book for kids of all ages, but particularly ages 4-7.

(Cover art by: Jessica L. Clark; Publication Date: August, 2011; Updated 2021)

FORMATS: Print, Ebook

Ease Into Slumber (Harp Affirmation Music for Children)

Created by a musical clinician with harp music designed to lull your baby or child to sleep, this gentle song along with a soft female voice speaking positive messages will be sure to help you all sleep peacefully. (Music: Elizabeth Brosha; Lyrics & Production: Cynthia Readnower; Narration & Production: Danielle Palli; 2019)

The “I Am Enough” Workbook

Created by Board-Certified Positive Psychology Coach Danielle Palli, this workbook is a guide and journal filled with weekly exercises and journaling prompts designed to help people tap into their inner strength. Using her specialty training in emotional intelligence, personality types, and cognitive behavior therapy, Palli invites participants to complete one assignment per week centered around building personal power, finding purpose, discovering strengths, and living within one’s values to create a life of joy and fulfillment.

(Cover art by Elizabeth Von Hohen Brosha; Publication Date: October 2022

FORMATS: Print and MINI Ebook Version