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Maggie Dana's Biography

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Nov 2008

Maggie Dana grew up in England and moved to the States in her early twenties where she raised a family, rode horses, and learned to ski (badly) with her three children. In 1982, she borrowed a typewriter and wrote the first of seven books for children. Several decades later, after complaining there were not enough novels about feisty, middle-aged woman, a friend challenged her to write one of her own ... so she did, and her first novel, Beachcombing, will be published by Macmillan in June, 2009.


A freelance book designer and typesetter, Maggie lives on the Connecticut shoreline, where she enjoys sharing her love of gardens, quilts, and sand dunes with her five grandchildren. She is now working on her next novel about a birthmother who searches for the child she relinquished 39 years before.


Joanna Trollope, Elizabeth Buchan, Carrie Kabak, Jeanne Ray, Elizabeth Berg, Jodi Picoult

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horses, riding, aviation, WW II, Battle of Britain, gardening, sewing and quilting, writing, history, maps, reading, skiing, swimming