Photo credit: Ralph Nelso, Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers
Dana Fredsti is a multi-published novelist with a background in acting, stunts, event planning, and office management. Her love of history is reflected in her writing. She served on the board of Sisters in Crime NorCal for several years, as chapter President and events planner. Through ten plus years of volunteering at Exotic Feline Breeding Facility/Feline Conservation Center, Dana’s had a full-grown leopard sit on her feet, been kissed by tigers, held baby jaguars and had her thumb sucked by an ocelot with nursing issues.
Dana was also co-writer/associate producer of 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. She and her husband recently relocated from San Francisco and share their beautiful—and drafty—Victorian house with a small horde of felines and one patient dog. Dana’s hobbies include reading, crafting things out of driftwood and beach glass, and exploring nature.