Danièle Cybulskie, also known as The Five-Minute Medievalist, has been researching and writing about the Middle Ages for over a decade. She studied Cultural Studies and English Literature at Trent University, earning her Master’s degree in English Literature at the University of Toronto, where she specialized in medieval literature and Renaissance drama.

A featured writer at Medievalists.net for the past four years, Danièle has also had her work published in three international magazines. She worked as the subject matter expert for OntarioLearn's "The Middle Ages and the Modern World: Facts and Fiction", currently being offered at nine Ontario colleges, and her book, The Five-Minute Medievalistdebuted at #1 on Amazon's Canadian charts (Western European History and Medieval History). Danièle's writing has reached over half a million readers, and counting.

Having left six years of college teaching behind, she now divides her time between giving workshops on the Middle Ages to audiences of all ages, writing articles for web and print publications, and working on her second book. When she is not reading or writing, Danièle can be found drinking tea, practicing archery, or sometimes building a backyard trebuchet.