About Dana

I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia until my family moved to a farm in the North Georgia mountains when I was sixteen. For most of my grown-up life, I’ve lived in Los Angeles, California, very close to the Hollywood sign.

What else to know:

  • I’m married to a guy named Pete and we have no kids – just lots of cool nieces, nephews and god-kids.
  • My favorite books as a child were Where the Red Fern Grows, Charlotte’s Web, James and the Giant Peach, Little Cabin in the Big Woods, and A Wrinkle in Time. At least those are the ones I remember.
  • I had a pony when I was a kid named Little Bit. He only bucked me off once.
  • I’m the oldest of three sisters. We fought a lot growing up but we hardly ever fight now.
  • I worked in theatre and film but secretly wanted to be a writer.
  • I like writing for kids because kids are awesome and by and large, they are hopeful, curious creatures.
  • Open If You Dare  and The Infinity Year of Avalon James are my middle novels and I can’t wait for you to read them!


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