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About the Author

Author Info

Dana Ravyn is a poet, novelist, and educator. She received her PhD in microbiology and MPH in epidemiology from the University of Minnesota, where she was an educator and researcher until 2000. Since then Dana has been a medical writer, authoring accredited content used for continuing education by physicians, nurses, and pharmacists. Dana is the author of two novels, Fearless Heart and The Suicide Switch. Her poetry appears in numerous anthologies and literary journals and her debut poetry collection, Supplication For Crows is slated for release in summer 2023. Dana was selected to take part as a poet in the Juniper Summer Writing Institute at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She works at a public library as a Consumer Health Information Specialist, empowering health literacy in her community. Dana lives in coastal Delaware with her beloved feline companion, Anja.


Dana is donating 100% of royalties in 2023 to The Trevor Project, the leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people. 

Every purchase goes to help support saving young LGBTQ lives!

The Trevor Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

April 2023

Dana has been awarded an Individual Artist grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

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