bio

Dana Elmendorf was born and raised in small town in Tennessee. She now lives in southern California with her husband, two boys and her tiny dog. When she isn’t exercising, she can be found geeking out with Mother Nature. After her family’s needs are met, you can find her dreaming up contemporary YA romances with plenty of kissing. Author of SOUTH OF SUNSHINE from Albert Whitman and Company, out now.

Tiny dog Sookie. She's an Imperial Shih-Tzu. 4lbs. Sweetest little girl ever. (See, super tiny.)

DOTTING THE "i"
I live life out loud.
I treasure the discoveries in nature.
I never say no to a dance.
I have a serious addiction to fitness.
I breathe indie music.
I crave salted dark chocolate almonds.
I dream of summer crushes.
I fear a dystopian future.
I am Dana Elmendorf.