Dana Michaels is a writer, publicist, and guitarist from the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the author of In Your Dreams!, the first in a series of contemporary romance novels. Weekdays she is a marketing specialist for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, where she has done publicity and media relations work since 1995.
She has been published in Outdoor California and World Pipelines magazines and won nine writing awards for her feature stories, news releases, and Op-Ed pieces. She is a member of the California Writers Club, Romance Writers of America, Valley Broadcast Legends, and past president of the State Information Officers Council.
Previously, Dana was a West Coast radio personality, news director, program director, voice talent, and did radio and TV production—including stints at CBS, NBC, and network affiliates. Concurrently, she did public affairs volunteer work for the National Organization for Women, American Lung Association, and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Behavioral Science, and she plays guitar with traditional Scottish music groups.