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Dana McSwain

Award-Winning Author




Georgia Pritchard's dream house has a dead child in the attic and a monster in the basement but, she can't tell her husband because she's not sure it's really him anymore.

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An unsettling psychological terror…This is exactly what horror should be.

Indie Reader Discovery Awards

Praise & Reviews

Dana McSwain is the Queen of Horror.

Cleveland Magazine

A Gothic tale of horror with a touch of fantasy, Roseneath reads like a beloved book from your childhood that you've just rediscovered in your mother's attic. McSwain's prose is poetry, smooth jazz, and oftentimes charming even when describing the darkest terrors.

James Renner, author of The Man From Primrose Lane

Noir at the Bar
Music Box Supper Club
8.31.23  7pm

Do you love twisted tales of murder, mystery, and mayhem? Grab a drink and take a walk on the dark side with us! Join us to hear a rockstar lineup of Cleveland authors tell gritty stories pulled from their published and unpublished work. Readers include J.D. Belcher, Angela Crook, Mary Grimm, Miesha Wilson Headen, Paula McLain, Dana McSwain, Susan Petrone, D.M. Pulley, Michael Ruhlman, Thrity Umrigar and Abby L Vandiver.


Connecticut Book Festival
West Hartford Conference Center


About Dana McSwain

Dana McSwain is the author of the Gothic genre-bender Roseneath, winner of four national independent press awards. Her previous books include Winter's Gambit and Winter's Roulette, a cult-favorite action-adventure series set in the Rust Belt. Her work has been published in Belt Magazine, The Atherton Review, Literary Cleveland, Scene Magazine, and Medium.

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