Dana Mele is the author of YA novel People Like Us.

Dana Mele

Dana Mele writes YA novels along with all manner of short fiction and nonfiction. She is a bookseller as well as a writer.

Dana’s debut novel PEOPLE LIKE US was published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons in 2018 and she is currently working on her second, also to be released by Putnam.

Her short stories have appeared in Typehouse Literary MagazineJersey Devil Press, Lunch Ticket, and Bird’s Thumb, among others. She was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2015 and 2016 and she is Editor-in-Chief of Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal and an associate editor at Luna Station Quarterly.

Dana has a B.A. in Theatre Studies from Wellesley College, a M.Ed. from Lesley University, and a law degree from Syracuse University. She is a disability and LGBTQ rights activist, with a strong focus on mental health issues. She lives in the Catskills with her family. In her free time, Dana enjoys sandwiches, snow, and board games.

Representation: Andrea Somberg at Harvey Klinger Literary Agency

Film + TV: Dana Spector at Paradigm Talent Agency