Welcome to the website of Dana Fredsti: novelist and screenwriter, B-movie actress (okay, C movie actress), zombie aficionado, exotic and domestic feline advocate, swordfighter, wine lover and beach glass junkie.

“Dana Fredsti tells a great story: vivid settings, interesting characters, and action galore.  Each book is an adventure.”–Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author

“One of today’s edgiest new writers.” –Jonathan Maberry, bestselling author of the Joe Ledger novels



The Spawn of Lilith series: Successful actress and stuntwoman Lee Striga finds herself with an unwanted second job: demon hunter, paying off an ancient family debt in order to free her ancestor, Lilith, Mother of Demons, imprisoned centuries ago by a vengeful god.


Hollywood Monsters, the third book in the Spawn of Lilith series is officially released!


Blurbs for Hollywood Monster

“An action-packed, shifter-tastic tale of on-set movie mayhem.”
Scott Sigler, #1 New York Times best-selling author of NOCTURNAL

So well written, so well done. An intoxicating voice; wit with warmth, horror without. We’ve got intrigue, murder, and ghosts. Egos, images, revenge. It’s Hollywood… in brilliant Dana Fredsti’s hands.And it’s where you’ll find the sharpest edge… is the edge of your seat.–Josh Malerman, New York Times best selling author of Bird Box and Daphne

“Dana Fredsti is one of the best action writers in contemporary fiction! With Hollywood Monsters, Fredsti may even have surpassed herself. Dive into the entire Lilith series today!”
–Tori Eldridge, national bestselling author of The Ninja Betrayed, Lily Wong #3

“Dana Fredsti knocks it out of the park with HOLLYWOOD MONSTERS! Whip-smart, devious, and a hell of a lot of fun! Grab this now!” -Jonathan Maberry, NY Times bestselling author of the Joe Ledger thrillers and V-Wars

“In Dana Fredsti’s brilliant Hollywood Monsters, producers really might be vampires, actors might be werewolves, and there’s a dark battle taking place beneath and behind the glitz and glamour. Spooky, humorous and horrific, in Fredsti’s hands these elements inform a smooth, sumptuous narrative.” – Tim Lebbon, The Last Storm 

“Sumptuous, cinematic, irreverent, and creepy as hell, Hollywood Monsters is a rip-roaring blockbuster of a tale and a compelling addition to Fredsti’s supernatural Lilith series. Lovers of fast-paced beastly fun should snap this up and devour it.”—Lee Murray, USA Today Bestselling Author and Bram Stoker Award® winner.

“Hollywood Monsters lures you in with an irresistible voice and that propels you through its relentlessly paced, creature-filled pages at breakneck speed.  A wild, rollercoaster of a novel.”
–Paul Wilson, author of The Keep




The Time Shards Trilogy (co-written with David Fitzgerald)

Our world is gone, instantly replaced by a new one made of scattered remnants of the past, present, and future, dropped alongside one another in a patchwork of “shards”.
Monsters from Jurassic prehistory, ancient armies, and high-tech robots all coexist in this deadly post-apocalyptic landscape.

A desperate group of survivors sets out to locate the source of the disaster. They include 21st century Californian Amber Richardson, Cam, a young Celtic warrior from Roman Britannia, Alex Brice, a policewoman from 1985, and Blake, a British soldier from World War II. With other refugees from across time, they must learn the truth behind the Event, if they are to survive.

Tempus Fury, the third book in the Time Shards trilogy, now for sale! 

Book 3 in the Time Shards Trilogy



Time Shards is technically accomplished, smart, visceral and is by far the most creative novel I’ve had the pleasure to read this year. This book had me tearing through the pages in the daytime and dreaming about being in Fitzgerald and Fredsti’s kaleidoscopic world during my sleeping hours.”–Mark Wilson, author of the dEaDINBURGH series and Lanarkshire Strays novels



The Ashley Parker series 

Plague Town by Dana Fredsti

 Ashley was just trying to get through a tough day when the world turned upside down. A terrifying virus appears, quickly becoming a pandemic that leaves its victims, not dead, but far worse. Attacked by zombies, Ashley discovers that she is a ‘Wild-Card’ — immune to the virus — and she is recruited to fight back and try to control the outbreak.

It’s Buffy meets the Walking Dead in a rapid-fire zombie adventure!

“It’s an over-the-top idea featuring a smartass protagonist and it elicits profoundly painful emotions with poignant prose as it takes us to some of the darkest, most uncomfortable places one can visit via the escapism of reading fiction” – Ravenous Monster

“This book had some of the craziest scenes and moments that I’ve ever seen in a zombie book. I definitely loved reading this.” – Books of Love

“Full of wit and action” –  Shattered Ravings

“This is an action-packed book that rarely slows down.” – Drunken Zombie

“I would say that if you’re down with delicious zombie gore (poor choice of words, I know), romance, and a lot of really thrilling adventure, definitely check out Fredsti’s Plague Town series. It’s the best zombie story I’ve encountered yet! Plus, the recently released conclusion Plague World had me reeling from the twists and one heart-wrenching finale!” – MuggleNet

“Dana Fredsti is a fantastic storyteller-you’ll blaze through this in one or two sittings, because the action rarely lets up, and it’s just good. If you’re a zombie fan, or just a fan of spectacular horror, this should be a go-to series, and I envy anyone that gets to read this series back to back. Plague World was worth the wait, though, and I’ll follow Dana Fredsti anywhere.” – My Bookish Ways

“Fredsti is a strong writer with a clear concept of where she wants Ashley to start and end up. Much of the book feels personal and many of the characters are thought out enough to feel like family.” – Fangirl Nation

“Loaded with plenty of drama, compelling action, pop-culture references and zombie goodness.” – Evil Dead News

“One of my favorite zombie series out there.” – My Bookish Ways

“The Ashley Parker books are written with such zest and enthusiasm that they’re a lot of fun to read.” – Shadowlocked