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Dana Corbit

Before she ever discovered that letters formed words, Dana Corbit fell in love with telling "people stories" - even some from those who would have preferred to keep their secrets private. So it came as no surprise when the Indiana native focused her nose for news and earned a journalism degree from Ball State University. In her career as a nationally award-winning reporter and features editor for The Republic newspaper in Columbus, Indiana, she indulged her first love of storytelling by writing articles about amazing everyday people. When she left the workforce to be a stay-at-home mom, the only things she couldn't leave behind were those stories.

Then she discovered the joy of writing fiction. The characters born in her imagination share some of the same diverse qualities as those whose stories she once retold in newsprint. They open their lives to her in the same way, through their dreams and failures, their joys and their faith.

Since she wants her readers to find hope and healing through her stories, it was only right that her debut novel, A Blessed Life, was a healing journey for Corbit herself. She, like her heroine, has a daughter who lives with the chronic illness, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. In the story which is an October release, Serena Jacobs moves beyond the pain of betrayal and the helplessness in facing her child's illness to find a future with the man she loves and new freedom in letting God take control.

Corbit makes her home in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she balances the fictional realm of her characters with her equally exciting real-life world as a wife, carpool coordinator for three young daughters and food supplier to two disinterested felines. She is co-secretary of the Mid-Michigan Chapter of Romance Writers of America and a member of Greater Detroit RWA.

 

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