Danielle Benji grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland, and still lives there today with her daughter. Although she suffers from a mild case of cerebral palsy, she has continued to succeed, reach for her dreams, and meet all of life's challenges with the intent of living a normal and happy life.
Growing up, Danielle was always artistic and musical. She wrote songs, played the piano, sang, and danced. Her writing career developed from her passion for writing, an activity that she has enjoyed since the age of seven. Danielle decided to put this passion to work with her collection of children's books and short stories. Emily and the Cobbler, was inspired by her mother, who as an entrepreneurial cobbler is a woman in what is usually considered a man's job. Danielle graduated from J. Hubert Blake High School of the Arts and Humanities.