Guest Host: Danielle Younge-Ullman

by | Mar 4, 2017

Danielle Younge-Ullman returns to #LitChat on March 6, 2017 at 4 p.m. E.T. Follow #LitChat on Twitter, or login to our dedicated channel at

Wild meets The Breakfast Club in Everything Beautiful is Not Ruined, by Danielle Younge-Ullman, the story of a girl who must survive an extreme wilderness experience to prove to her mother that she has the strength to pursue her dreams.

Ingrid traveled all over Europe with her opera star Mother, Margot-Sophia. Life was beautiful and bright, and every day soared with music. When the curtain fell on Margot-Sophia’s singing career, they buried the past and settled into a small, painfully normal life. But Ingrid longed to let the music soar again.

Then Ingrid enters a summertime wilderness survival trek for at-risk teens: convicts, runaways, and those needing to prove something to someone else or to themselves. She’ll never make it through the summer if she can’t figure out why she’s there… and why the music really stopped.

Danielle Younge-Ullman ( is the author of the YA novels, Everything Beautiful is Not Ruined, and Lola Carlysle’s 12-Step Romance, and of the adult novel, Falling Under. Danielle studied English and Theater at McGill University in Montreal, then worked as professional actor for ten years. This was character-building time during which she held a wild variety of acting and non-acting jobs—everything from working on the stage and in independent films, to dubbing English voices for Japanese TV, to temping, to teaching Pilates. She now lives with her husband and two daughters in an old house in Toronto.

Follow Danielle Younge-Ullman on Twitter @DanielleYUllman.

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