It really isn't any wonder to her Momma that Dina has loved chronicling the paranormal - writing about vampires, werewolves, ghosts, demons and various other creatures that you don't want to meet in a dark alley - since junior high school. Her mother still has Dina’s first book - a self-published story done in crayon in the second grade about a unicorn - somewhere in a drawer, which will no doubt be used as a form of blackmail when Dina’s first novel comes out. (Probably to force Dina to edit all the “bad words” out of her manuscript, because her Momma raised her to know better.)
Dina has a novel or ten on her hard drive. Er…on the horizon. She lives in exile on the Oregon Coast with her husband, five cats (she can explain) and a dog. She is currently hard at work writing the next novel in a developing Young Adult series.