Danielle Nadler

Official Website of Award-Winning

Journalist and Author of

Without a Trace: The Life of Sierra Phantom

AVAILABLE NOW FOR PURCHASE

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WORK

 t started as just another interview. Young journalist Danielle Nadler agreed to call an old man who had lived 50 years in the wilderness of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Through their weekly conversations, the mountaineer boasts of his decades of outdoor survival only to eventually reveal his personal tragedies that drove him to life in the wild. Without a Trace drops readers into the California mountain town of Bishop alongside the man locals call Sierra Phantom just as he surrenders to life with an address, searches for a renewed purpose and a community with which to share it.

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WITHOUT A TRACE: THE LIFE OF SIERRA PHANTOM

REVIEWS

A beautiful story showcasing the human condition.

JOHN A. READ

Author, The Martian Conspiracy

A beautifully written story. The history of The Legend, Sierra Phantom, must be told and the author captured the heart and soul of his journey through his many adventures in the High Sierra.

Loved it! Fascinating story!

BACKPACKER

Amazon Review

BIO

Danielle Nadler grew up in South Dakota, where a patient writing teacher fostered in her a love for relevant story telling. As soon as she had a journalism degree in hand, she moved west in search of warmer weather and more exciting headlines. She covered education, politics and general news for newspapers in Northern California, Las Vegas and Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, winning first-place press association awards in each state. In 2014, she helped launch Loudoun Now, a community newspaper in Northern Virginia, where she serves as managing editor. With her heart set on journalism, Danielle never had plans to write a book, but that all changed when she heard a story about an old mountaineer that she couldn’t walk away from. She released "Without a Trace: The Life of Sierra Phantom" in 2016. She's since launched a quarterly storytelling event called Tales and Ales, a venue for stories that are funny, inspiring, heart-wrenching and everything in between. Learn more at novatalesandales.com.

 
 
 

REVIEWS

"A mesmerizing tale

...

The strength of the book is its close observation in telling his story in colorful detail and her talent in weaving two very diverse threads into a compelling narrative."

A beautiful story showcasing the human condition.

JOHN A. READ

Author, The Martian Conspiracy

Nadler did an excellent job of structuring Phantom’s story for the reader, and letting him unfold it to us bit by bit. This book gives us the opportunity to see wonder and pain through Phantom’s eyes, and to appreciate him as a truly remarkable man.

MARIA MONTGOMERY

Managing Editor,

The Winchester Star

K.E. Brown

Amazon Review

 

MEET THE SOURCE

Interview with Sierra Phantom -
00:00 / 00:00
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Dec

15

Book Signing

12-2 p.m.

Very Virginia Shop

16 S. King St.

Leesburg, VA

 

Danielle will talk about and sign copies of Without a Trace. Come say hey!

Feb

13

TALES and ALES

7-9 p.m.

Flying Dog Brewery

Frederick, MD

 

Fostering community through the power of storytelling.

No notes. No props. No fibs.

See details here.

 

CONTACT

For any media inquiries, please contact Public Relations Consultant Reneé Brohard:

Tel: 540.454.3493 |  renee@brohard.com

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