Danna Smith is the award-winning author of more than a dozen picture books. When Danna was young, a pen was her favorite toy. She grew up playing with words, mixing them up and twisting them into a silly poem or a story that sparked emotion.
Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, Danna was exposed to all sorts of creatures through her father, who trained, bred, and rehabilitated animals. It was not uncommon to find bobcats, alligators, monkeys, hawks, or even vultures at her home. A love of animals and nature has spilled over into her love of writing.
Today Danna’s favorite toy is a keyboard. She is currently living in Northern California, where she is hard at work on her next book.