As a freelance writer Dayle's work has appeared in a wide variety of publications including Rocky Mountain Gardening, Zone 4 Magazine, Farm Times, The Ensign, The New Era, and The Friend. Early in her career, her work received several awards including two first place and a second place awards for fiction in the New Era writing contest in the 1980s and first place for fiction in the American Mothers, Inc. National Literary awards in 1999.
Following the birth of her fifth child, Dayle took a little time off from writing to raise her large family. When her youngest child started kindergarten, she went back to school as well. She earned an associate of applied science in landscaping from Eastern Idaho technical College and a bachelor's degree in horticulture with an emphasis on landscape design from BYU-Idaho. She owns her own landscape design company, Echoes of Eden, which allows her to feed her craving for every plant she sees by telling other people to plant them in their yards.
Now with her children all grown, Dayle has gone back to her roots in writing fiction. Her first novel, The Reluctant Courtship of Jack Allan was released in November of 2018.