Dana lives in Seattle with her family. Her picture book Bartholomew Quill, written by Thor Hanson, was published by Little Bigfoot, an imprint of Sasquatch Books. She was a contributor to Drawn to Color, A Pacific Northwest Coloring Book, also published by Sasquatch. Dana received her BFA from the University of Washington. She is active in the Western Washington chapter of SCBWI, and served for 4 years as the Co-Regional Advisor.