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.
This is your one-stop shop for information on my writing projects (past, present and future), press and upcoming appearances, photos, posts, links to other great sites (big cats, zombies and bad movies) and more. I vow to try and update it more often than once every two years too!
The Spawn of Lilith is officially launched! I’ll be doing signing events at Borderlands Cafe & Bookstore in SF (July 8th, 3pm) and Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego (July 16th, 2pm). If you can attend either event, please purchase Spawn of Lilith at the appropriate store when you’re there and show ’em some love.
A little about the book: 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.
As of May 3rd, 2016, on the Marsal Lyon Agency website: SOLD! Dana Fredsti and David Fitzgerald’s TIMESHARDS, in which the timeline shatters and a group of survivors must fight their way through a schizochronolinear apocalypse to save the world, in a 3-book deal. TIMESHARDS will be published by Titan Books and the first book will be out 2017.
The thrilling conclusion of the zombie apocalypse begun in PLAGUE TOWN and continued in PLAGUE NATION! The zombie plague has gone airborne, and the conspiracy that began it all reaches the boiling point.
Having been ambushed in San Francisco, which is now fully engulfed in the zombie plague, Ashley and the wild cards must pursue the enemy to San Diego. There they will discover a splinter of their own organization, the Dolofónoi tou Zontanoús Nekroús, which seeks to weaponize the plague. But that isn’t the worst news. The plague has gone airborne, making it transferable without physical contract. It cannot be controlled by anyone, so reports of the zombie swarm are coming in from across the United States – and across the world.
Editorial Reviews for Plague World
“Dana Fredsti’s writing delivers a personal, engaging and fresh voice to the zombie story.” -Craig DiLouie, author of “SUFFER THE CHILDREN.”
“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 goodnes.” – 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