Dana Fredsti is ex B-movie actress with a background intheatrical sword-fighting. Through seven plus years of volunteering at EFBC/FCC(Exotic Feline Breeding Facility/Feline Conservation Center), Dana's had afull-grown leopard sit on her feet, kissed by tigers, held baby jaguars and hadher thumb sucked by an ocelot with nursing issues. She's addicted to bad moviesand any book or film, good or bad, which include zombies. Her other hobbiesinclude surfing (badly), collecting beach glass (obsessively), and wine tasting(happily).
Dana was co-producer/writer/director for a mystery-orientedtheatrical troupe based in San Diego. These experiences were the basis for hermystery novel MURDER FOR HIRE: The Peruvian Pigeon (Fox Spirit Books). She isthe author of the Ashley Parker series (Plague Town, Plague Nation, PlagueWorld) with Titan Books, touted as Buffy meets the Walking Dead, as well aswhat might be the first example of zombie noir, A Man's Gotta Eat What a Man'sGotta Eat, first published in Mondo Zombie edited by John Skipp, and morerecently published as an eBook by Titan books. Her first book in the Spawn ofLilith series will be released June 27, 2017 (Titan Books) and the first bookin the TimeShards trilogy, co-written with her husband David Fitzgerald, willbe out winter of 2017.
She's written numerous published articles, essays andshorts, including stories in Cat Fantastic IV, an anthology series edited byAndre Norton (Daw, 1997), Danger City (Contemporary Press, 2005), and MondoZombie (Cemetery Dance, 2006). Her essays can be seen in Morbid Curiosity,Issues 2-7. Additionally, she's written several produced low-budgetscreenplays, with several scripts under option. Dana was alsoco-writer/associate producer on Urban Rescuers, a documentary on feral cats andTNR (Trap/Neuter/Return), which won Best Documentary at the 2003 Valley FilmFestival in Los Angeles. Under the nom de plume Inara LaVey, she wrote severalnovels and short stories for Ravenous Romance.