Bestselling Young Adult Novelist
Reese’s Book Club Pick
Travels from: Los Angeles, CA

“Schwartz’s magical novel is at once gripping and tender, and the intricate plot is engrossing as the reader tries to solve the mystery.” – Booklist (starred review)

Dana Schwartz is the creator and host of the number one-charting podcast Noble Blood, produced by iHeartRadio, in which she tells the lesser-known stories of royals throughout history. She is also the host of the iHeartRadio original podcast Haileywood, about Bruce Willis’s attempt to become a real-estate mogul in a small town in Idaho in the 1990’s, and a frequent co-host on the Crooked Media podcast, Hysteria.

Dana is the author of four books, including the #1 New York Times and #1 Indie bestseller Anatomy: A Love Story, the memoir Choose Your Own Disaster and the humor book, The White Man’s Guide to White Male Writers of the Western Canon, based on her viral parody Twitter account @GuyInYourMFA. Anatomy: A Love Story was the Winter YA pick for Reese Witherspoon’s book club.

As a journalist, Dana has written for Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, GQ, Vanity Fair, Bustle, and more. Dana lives in Los Angeles with her fiancé and their cats, Eddie and Beetlejuice.

Dana’s Authors Out Loud Profile: 

Anatomy: A Love Story

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“Schwartz’s magical novel is at once gripping and tender, and the intricate plot is engrossing as the reader tries to solve the mystery. She doesn’t miss a beat in either the characterization or action, scattering clues with a delicate, precise hand. This is, in the end, the story of the anatomy of the human heart.” – Booklist (starred review)

Dana Schwartz’s Anatomy: A Love Story is a gothic tale full of mystery and romance.

Hazel Sinnett is a lady who wants to be a surgeon more than she wants to marry.

Jack Currer is a resurrection man who’s just trying to survive in a city where it’s too easy to die.

When the two of them have a chance encounter outside the Edinburgh Anatomist’s Society, Hazel thinks nothing of it at first. But after she gets kicked out of renowned surgeon Dr. Beecham’s lectures for being the wrong gender, she realizes that her new acquaintance might be more helpful than she first thought. Because Hazel has made a deal with Dr. Beecham: if she can pass the medical examination on her own, Beecham will allow her to continue her medical career. Without official lessons, though, Hazel will need more than just her books—she’ll need corpses to study.

Lucky that she’s made the acquaintance of someone who digs them up for a living.

But Jack has his own problems: strange men have been seen skulking around cemeteries, his friends are disappearing off the streets, and the dreaded Roman Fever, which wiped out thousands a few years ago, is back with a vengeance. Nobody important cares—until Hazel.

Now, Hazel and Jack must work together to uncover the secrets buried not just in unmarked graves, but in the very heart of Edinburgh society.


History of Nobles - Noble Blood Podcast


Writing historical fiction and making history come alive


How to make it as a podcaster


Writing Young Adult Literature


What everyone gets wrong about Marie Antoinette


Hustle culture: how to make it as a writer jumping between mediums


Writing Workshop

Dana loves doing writing workshops with students. She can do an hour-long writing workshop on writing historical fiction, romance, horror, or fantasy.


Historical Educational Programming

Dana speaks about the dawn of surgery, or the history of the monarchy in Europe, or alternately, making it as a writer.

Resources for Teachers

Dana’s Recent Writing

Dana’s Press Clips

Dana’s “Noble Blood” Podcast

Honors, Awards & Recognition

#1 NYT Bestseller
IndieBound Bestseller
USA Today Best Seller
Reese’s YA Book Club
Seventeen Magazine Best Book of the Year

Media Kit

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