Dana Fredsti
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Dana Fredsti

Dana Fredsti is ex B-movie actress with a background in theatrical sword-fighting. Through ten plus years of volunteering at EFBC/FCC (Exotic Feline Breeding Facility/Feline Conservation Center), Dana's had a full-grown leopard sit on her feet, kissed by tigers, held baby jaguars and had her thumb sucked by an ocelot with nursing issues. She's addicted to bad movies and any book or film, good or bad, which include zombies. Her other hobbies include surfing, collecting beach glass, and wine tasting. Dana was co-producer/writer/director for a mystery-oriented theatrical troupe based in San Diego. These experiences were the basis for her mystery novel MURDER FOR HIRE: The Peruvian Pigeon (Fox Spirit Books). She is the author of the Ashley Parker series (PLAGUE TOWN, PLAGUE NATION, PLAGUE WORLD) with Titan Books, touted as Buffy meets the Walking Dead, as well as what might be the first example of zombie noir, A MAN'S GOTTA EAT WHAT A MAN'S GOTTA EAT, first published in Mondo Zombie edited by John Skipp, and released as an eBook by Titan Books. HOLLYWOOD MONSTERS, the third in her Lilith series, will be released October 2022. She is also co-author of the TIME SHARDS trilogy (TIME SHARDS, SHATTER WARS, TEMPUS FURY), co-written with David Fitzgerald. She's written numerous published articles, essays and shorts, including stories in Joe Ledger: Unstoppable, Consumed (Tales of the Wendigo), Cat Fantastic IV, an anthology series edited by Andre Norton (Daw, 1997), Danger City (Contemporary Press, 2005), and Mondo Zombie (Cemetery Dance, 2006). Her essays can be seen in Morbid Curiosity, Issues 2-7. Additionally, she's written several produced low-budget screenplays, with several scripts under option. Dana was also co-writer/associate producer on Urban Rescuers, a documentary on feral cats and TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return), which won Best Documentary at the 2003 Valley Film Festival in Los Angeles. Under the nom de plume Inara LaVey, she wrote several novels and short stories for Ravenous Romance. She also co-wrote THE JOE LEDGER COMPANION with Mari Adkins, and is the submissions editor for Weird Tales Magazine. She guest blogs frequently and has been a guest on numerous podcasts. She lives in Eureka in Northern California with her husband and fellow author David Fitzgerald, their dog Pogeen, and a small horde of felines. You can find Dana on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/dana.fredsti.inara.lavey and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/zhadi1/
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