Dana Goldstein has always been a creative type, and began telling stories at the age of 6 when she was punished and sent to her room. Her instructions were to not play, not read, not colour – just sit on her bed and think about what she had done. To quell the boredom, Dana started making up stories, which she would tell herself – out loud – even though no one was listening. Dana started writing down her stories at the age of nine, using school composition books, letters to pen pals and school newspapers to tell stories.
A graduate of the University of Toronto and Ryerson’s School of Journalism, Dana moved into a career as a journalist, writing feature stories for magazines and newspapers across North America. Her first published book, a memoir titled The Girl in the Gold Bikini has been well received. Dana is currently working on a STEM-based series for middle graders.