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!
TIME SHARDS, the series I’m co-writing with my husband David Fitzgerald, has launched! We had a wonderful launch party in San Diego at Mysterious Galaxy, and then another awesome event in San Francisco at Borderlands. Love me those two bookstores, I do!
A little about Time Shards:
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.
Spawn of Lilith: 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.
Book Two of both series are in the works!
Editorial Reviews for the Ashley Parker series
“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