Dana chose the freelance route after the birth of her first child in 1995. She loves the variety the freelance life provides. After writing features for more than two decades, she is accomplished at finding her own stories as well as writing phenomenal assigned stories. She is research savvy and a personable interviewer with the ability to get the most interesting information from sources.
While living in Maryland with her Naval Officer husband and her two toddlers, Dana landed a gig as a weekly contributing writer to “The Baltimore Sun.” It lasted five years, until the next move to New York, where she still lives with her family and her 100-pound lap dog.
In New York she became an editor at LongIslandExchange.com. In addition to writing and editing all news and feature for the site, she also had a monthly entertainment column.
After her family and her dog, her first love is The Beatles. The band led her to her husband and to her latest project, “Got To Get Them Into Our Lives.” This work in progress is an anthology of essays derived from interviews with Superfans, Broadway producers, the CEO of The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) which was co-created by Paul McCartney, Tribute Bands, Authors, Tour Companies and more about how they have been inspired by The Beatles.
Dana’s a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Her personal essays have appeared in books and websites. Her latest for “Eat, Darling, Eat,” was featured as the cover page for the site, just like her “Next Avenue” essays.
In her spare time, she can be found listening to Beatles music with her dog. Her children are grown after all.