Danielle’s life could almost be misconstrued for a novel itself. She is a writer and editor by day and a novelist and musician by night. Danielle began writing at ten years old and published her first novel at only seventeen. To date, she has 16 published novels.
Her full name is Danielle Nicole Bienvenu, Lady of Estons, or simply known as Lady Estons. She has lived a multitude of lives in one: an international pageant winner, award-winning choreographer, dance teacher, a multilingual French and English teacher, professional model and actress, a seasoned missionary, an expatriate and international traveler, and a life-long learner as evidenced by her many degrees (e.g., MA International Law & International Relations from Oxford Brookes University, BA French, BA Political Science, and a minor in Creative Writing and a Generalist EC-12 Teacher’s certification from Lamar University, certificates in National Security and Justice from Harvard University, and a certificate in Counter-Terrorism from Georgetown University). Danielle is outspoken about being a voice for the voiceless whether it may be human or animal and is a speaker on overcoming depression and suicide. Additionally, she also volunteers to help victims of domestic violence and rape.
Danielle’s faith in Christ plays a big role in who she is. It is that relationship that has helped her overcome many unprecedented challenges. She is never shy to give thanks for every good thing God has given her, for “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights (James 1:17).“ I know what my life’s purpose is,” Danielle says, “It’s to show God’s love. If I can help one person it’s all worth it.”
Danielle is best known for her mystery and psychological thrillers, romance suspense, poetic symbolism, and works against social injustices. Her genres range from thrillers, mystery, romance, historical fiction, drama, young adult satire, paranormal, poetry, nouveau romain, Christian and novellas. Her works, no matter the genre, share a common thread: social consciousness. She still enjoys reading just as much as she loves writing and performing her music.
Lady of Estons
The Lordship of Estons derives from Biggleswade with Stratton and Holme Parish in Bedfordshire, England. The last person to hold the Lordship was Sir Erasmus de la Fontaine. Danielle is descended from a branch of the Fontaine family on her father’s side. The title also holds historical connections to King Edward VI and King Henry VIII, relations on her mother’s side. Danielle is the tenth person to hold the title. Danielle is descended from the following royal houses:
Royal Dynasty of Judah (Davidic Line), the Royal Dynasties of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland (House of Tudor, House of Stuart, House of Lancaster, House of Plantagenet, House of York), the Holy Roman Empire (Carolingian Empire, House of Valois, House of Carinthia [Kingdoms of Italy and East Francia]), the Royal Ui Neill Dynasty (of Ireland, Kingdom of Tara), the Royal Scottish Dynasty (House of Bruce, House of Stuart [Stewart]), the Royal Dynasties of France (House of Capet, House of Valois, House of Artois, House of Brienne, House of Valois-Anjou [Kingdoms of Naples, Jerusalem, Sicily, Majorca, and Corsica], House of Lorraine, House of Burgundy), the Empire of Francia, the Imperial of Germany (House of Wittelsbach), the Empire of Angevin (of England and France), the Royal Dynasties of Castile and León (Spanish House of Ivrea), the Royal Dynasty of Aragon (of Spain), the Royal Dynasty of Portugal (House of Braganza), the Empire of Brazil (House of Braganza), the Royal Dynasty of Briganite (House of Braganza), the Royal Dynasty of Bavaria (House of Wittelsbach, Carolingian Dynasty), and the Royal Dynasty of Luxembourg (House of Luxembourg), among others.
Danielle’s chain of office was designed by Karen Troeh of Courtly Charm with sapphires, pearls, rubies, and silver. Her tiara was fashioned in India with sapphires, silver, and diamonds in the settings. Her professional ladyship portraits are courtesy of Luke Mauldin Photography. Danielle became legally known as the Lady of Estons in 2014 (alternatively written as Eston) at the age of twenty-seven years old.