Hi! I am SO glad you are here! My name is Dana Kramaroff and I write books for young people!

If you REALLY knew me, you’d know…

  • I am a mom to three awesome kids! My husband and I live with them in the eastern part of Pennsylvania.
  • I am a teacher of fifth grade readers and writers and my classroom is decorated with gnomes!
  • I have loved being creative since I was little! My mom, dad, and many amazing teachers allowed me to let my personality shine through arts, crafts, and writing. (The carpet in my basement had A LOT of glitter in it!)
  • I have a big brother and he is one of the best people I know!
  • I am a collector of many colorful pens, books, and stickers!
  • I keep a Writer’s Notebook and there is nothing better than filling a whole one and starting a new one!
  • In high school, I was voted Miss Congeniality!
  • I did an internship at a dinosaur museum and got to work in the paleontology lab on actual dinosaur fossils!
  • I am a total geek for anything personalized with my name! “Dana” was NEVER on keychains, pencils, or mugs and I always hated that!
  • From the time I was in fourth grade, I had a knee condition and was not allowed to do any physical activity besides walking and swimming. I wasn’t even allowed to attend P.E. with my class! It made me feel really different and left out of a lot of things. I had knee surgery on both of my knees the summer before seventh grade and that healed me up!


  • Quote: “It’s okay if you fall apart sometimes. Tacos fall apart and we still love them.”
  • Dessert: A sundae with peanut butter sauce, hot fudge, and a lot of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups on it!
  • Holiday: Valentine’s Day! There’s something so fun about decorating paper bags with paper hearts and watching my family and students fill them up!
  • Animal: Doggos! I don’t have a dog right now but I am obsessed with watching cute and funny dog videos! When I meet a dog on the street, I immediately fall in love and if I could snuggle them right there on the sidewalk, I would do that in a heartbeat!
  • Foods: Pizza with fresh mushrooms, sushi, and french fries!
  • Dinosaur: Parasaurolophus
  • Act of kindness: Painting rocks with positive messages and placing them around my town for people to find!

I love books!

I started writing books, for children, in 2015! I dreamed of having my book in the hands of the students I work with every single day, but most importantly, in the hands of my own children!

Reading has ALWAYS been a huge part of my life. Trips to the book store, school library, and the book fair were so special to me. As a child, I read a lot of different things! I loved the Baby-Sitters Club series by Ann M. Martin, I owned almost every ‘Family Circus’ comic book by artist Bill Keane, and I saved up my money to buy magazines, especially ones about horror movies!

When I wanted to write books for middle graders, I read a TON of books for middle graders! It just so happened that my oldest daughter turned ten the year I really wanted to write books. We both read so many amazing ones!

Some books that I cherished from that time and since:

  • COUNTING BY 7S by Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • BECAUSE OF MR. TERUPT by Rob Buyea
  • THE PARKER INHERITANCE by Varian Johnson
  • DEAR SISTER by Alison McGhee
  • HOPE IN THE HOLLER by Lisa Lewis Tyre
  • FRONT DESK by Kelly Yang
  • OPERATION DO-OVER by Gordon Korman
  • THE MIDNIGHT CHILDREN by Dan Gemeinhart
  • THE WAY I SAY IT by Nancy Tandon
  • FISH IN A TREE by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • ONE FOR THE MURPHYS by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

I also adore novels-in-verse and the way there is so much emotion on every page! Here are a few of my favorites:

  • FORGET ME NOT by Ellie Terry
  • CROSSOVER by Kwame Alexander
  • STARFISH by Lisa Fipps
  • ALL OF ME by Chris Baron
  • RHYME SCHEMER by K.A. Holt
  • EVERY SHINY THING by Cordelia Jensen and Laurie Morrison
  • ALONE by Megan Freeman
  • RED, WHITE, AND WHOLE by Rajani LaRocca
  • LOVE THAT DOG by Sharon Creech
  • HATE THAT CAT by Sharon Creech