Author & Creator

Dakota Duncan
    • Author of the Liz & Toby Adventures (slightly spooky chapter books for ages 7-11).
    • Author and illustrator of Endangered Species Superheroes.

    • Instructor for people wanting to overcome their personal struggles such as procrastination and perfectionism in order to become the writer they’ve always dreamed of being. (Check out the “For Writers” section.)
    • Believes in words, art, conservation, the magical powers of animals, and pizza.
      (Who doesn’t believe in pizza, right?)

    Sign up for my VIP email list and get some fun freebies!

    Sign Up


    Endangered species Superheroes

    Teenaged Lindsey loves helping the injured animals at her grandfather’s wildlife sanctuary, assisting with his research and learning all about the animals.  It’s a peaceful life until evil villain Mace Zagan escapes from prison determined to destroy her grandfather and all of his research.  Lindsey and her sanctuary friends would do anything to help her grandfather.  Will they be able to defeat Mace Zagan before he succeeds with his evil plan?


    Chapter Books

    The Liz & Toby Adventure Series

    Liz and Toby are a sister and brother who love exploring the world around them and are always seeking new adventures. Liz is really smart and would do anything to keep her family members, even the furry ones, safe. Toby is very athletic and also passionate about their pets. Could their love of animals be attracting strange things into their lives? Until recently, Liz thought stories about ghosts and vampires were just made up to scare people, but considering what she and Toby have seen lately, it might be that those stories are real!

    Join Liz, Toby, their two moms, Melissa and Kim, their dog, Fred, and their cat, Sam for fun-filled, slightly spooky adventures in their hometown of Pinewood and in all the exciting places to which they travel.

    The Liz & Toby Adventures are short chapter books, perfect for ages 7-11.


    My Dog Sees Ghosts

    Liz and Toby are having a great evening until their dog, Fred, gets loose and runs directly to Pinewood’s most haunted location. They are determined to get Fred back, even if it means going into the creepy, old haunted house. What is it about the place that makes Fred so interested in getting in? Could it be the same thing that Liz and Toby fear will never let them out?

    My Cat Hears Vampires

    Liz and Toby are camping out, playing games and having a great time visiting their aunt and uncle when their cat, Sam, disappears. The search for Sam leads to a mysterious tunnel, a strange bat, possible treasure, and tales of vampires! Will Liz and Toby discover the truth of what’s happening before the bat drives them all… batty?



    Latest News and Blog

    Updates and Insights

    Battling Our Personal Monsters

    Battling Our Personal Monsters

    I recently had one of my writing students tell me that the things she’d long considered her major stumbling blocks weren’t that bad at all once she was able to face them. I think writers, all creatives really, often have such vivid imaginations that it’s easy for us...

    Are You Balancing Self-Help with Self-Care?

    Are You Balancing Self-Help with Self-Care?

    If you could spend a year working mainly on self improvement, would you do it? I am currently loving the book, Help Me: One Woman’s Quest to Find Out if Self-Help Really Can Change Your Lifeby Marianne Power. It’s about the experiment one women embarked up to focus on...

    Owning My Perfectionism

    Owning My Perfectionism

    Recognizing and Overcoming the Need for Perfection I’d never considered myself a perfectionist. Sure, I preferred the dishwasher be loaded in a certain way. I couldn’t see why anyone wouldn’t squeeze the toothpaste tube from the bottom and of course toilet paper...