I am a published Indie author of the Crimson Ties trilogy, available on Amazon and KU. I live in the Atlanta area with my husband, youngest daughter, and our middle daughter and her two babies. We love being a multi-generational family!
I love writing romance! Whether it's YA paranormal, contemporary, dystopian, or historical, if it's romance, I love it.
But I'm also a creative entrepreneur. I hold an MFA in Creative Writing and English and love to put my creativity to use in other ways. I love graphic design so TheDanaDesignStudio was created to help other authors and women business owners with branding. And I love helping other writers organize their stories so I created the Novel Planner. My husband and I also own a t-shirt business. Be sure to check out all these cool things in the menu above.
Since I was a teenager growing up in the mountains of Colorado, I have loved the smell of books. There’s just something about that heady, woodsy, papery scent that makes me want to crawl into the corner of my couch and curl up with a good novel. This is still my favorite pastime but it has evolved over the years into a love for writing the stories I love to read.
I have always loved the arts although I don’t think of myself as “artsy.” In high school, I was the wallflower who stepped out of her comfort zone and onto the stage by way of my drama class. In my twenties, around the time of the “big hair” days, I played around with modeling, while at the same time pursuing a career in public safety. I obtained an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice because I thought that’s what I wanted to do. I started a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness of human trafficking and this is still something that is close to my heart. Speaking of heart…. I’ve always been a romantic at heart! I love creating stories of strong young women who explore and discover the depths of their inner beings and find that they are stronger than they thought they were.
Now a resident of Atlanta, I spend my days completing my MFA in Creative Writing and working on my debut novel, a Young Adult paranormal romance. I also spend copious amounts of time volunteering and guiding young women and girls on the path to strength and independence. It's my mission in life to encourage girls to reach for the stars and to pursue their dreams.
My moto is: It's about how you treat people.