Dana McSwain grew up on the shores of the Great Lakes in the shadow of the Rust Belt. A graduate of Kent State University, she lives in a 106-year-old house in Cleveland, OH with her family and two dogs.

Her newest book, Roseneath (October 2020), was written during the ten years she spent restoring an abandoned 1921 Tudor Revival in one of Cleveland's inner ring suburbs that locals believe to be haunted.