Some people wake up one day and decide to become a writer. But from her first attempts to string lines of poetry together in the third grade, Dana has always felt as if the words and stories chose her instead. Though the award-winning newspaper reporter and features editor loved telling other people’s stories, a one-day novel-writing seminar she attended while eight-months pregnant with her second child sent her career in a new direction. Shortly after giving birth, the Indiana native awoke from a dream with the makings for a story. She’s been writing novels ever since. Writing romantic suspense and contemporary romance as Dana Nussio and inspirational romance and inspirational fiction as Dana Corbit, she is the Publishers Weekly bestselling author of 23 novels. Her work has been recognized in the Booksellers Best Award (Greater Detroit RWA), HOLT Medallion Award (Virginia Romance Writers) and the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence competitions, and her book, A Hickory Ridge Christmas, was a winner in the HOLT Medallion Award.
Away from the heroes and heroines in her own books, loves to read stories from other fiction and nonfiction authors, watch movies and bingeable series (can you say “Outlander”), and dig for family history on Ancestry. As empty-nesters, she and her husband enjoy biking, kayaking and going on adventures, particularly visiting their three adults daughters. Their two cats, Leo and Annabel Lee, let them live with them in their home in Southeast Michigan.