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 will be released in January 2021.
The Time Shards Trilogy (co-written with David Fitzgerald)
IT’S CALLED “THE EVENT,” AN UNIMAGINABLE CATACLYSM THAT SHATTERS 600 MILLION YEARS OF THE EARTH’S TIMELINE.
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, will be released in September 2020.
“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
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