Dana Elmendorf was born and raised in a small town in Tennessee. She now lives in Southern California with her family. After four years of college and an assortment of jobs, she wrote a book. She is the author of In the Hour of Crows a GMA Buzz Pick. Her next novel, Grave Birds, coming summer 2025.

MORE ABOUT ME...if you're extra interested.

I am a total BIRD NERD! I collect feathers I find on my runs. For fun, I sort them by species and then location of feather on the body. (Yes, I'm aware of the Migratory Bird Act of 1918. But I doubt the FBI will bust into my house and arrest me. Or so I hope not.) My favorite are birds of prey. (Don't ask me to pick just one.) Here's me, sorting my over 200 feathers (not all pictured.)

Not only am I a bird nerd, I'm a nature geek and wildlife lover. I LOVE being out in nature. Surrounded in the beauty of the outdoors, nothing makes me happier.  I can probably identify most animals and insects and tell you some small tidbit about them. Seriously, I dork-out over nature.

Interior Design is my heart's passion. Occasionally, I take on clients when my writing time is at a slow point. Here are some pictures of my cabin I completely remodeled.

Sunday puzzle day is my all time favorite relaxing activity. I can do a 1000 piece puzzle in a day. Always with Guardians of the Galaxy 2 in the background.

Favorite shows/movies to watch: fantasy, sci-fi, period pieces, badass action flicks and serial killer documentaries. Just to name few: Star Wars (all of them except the 3 that shall not be named), Star Trek (old and new), LOTR, all Marvel movies (Guardians favorite), Game of Thrones, Vikings, Twilight (yes I said it out loud, now hush), The Last of the Mohicans, Downton Abbey, John Wick, Ozarks, Stranger Things, Jack Ryan, and tons more.  My tastes are all over the place. 


SOOKIE: My tiny dog Sookie. She's an Imperial Shih-Tzu. 4lbs. Sweetest little girl ever.

JASPER: He's our rescue dog. A King Charles & Maltese mix. He's a love bug and very protective of his family.