Dana (35) lives in New Hampshire with her husband, Erik, and a small menagerie of pets: two ridiculous black labs, Louie and Wally, a fuzzy black cat named Luna who is constantly harassed by Merlin the kitten, and a turtle named Myrtle. She received her bachelor’s degree in History from Penn State University in 2005 and her Master’s in American Studies from Utrecht University in the Netherlands in 2009. While she enjoys academia, it became clear that it was art not academia calling her. Writing young adult fiction quickly became her primary outlet for artistic expression and her chosen career path. She has completed one young adult book and is in the midst of writing the sequel. In addition to writing, Dana is an avid painter, floral designer and amateur photographer. She enjoys portraying and manipulating the natural world through multiple mediums.