The author Dana Sheehy was born in Syracuse, NY in 1983 to John and Darlene. She has one brother, Jason, who is four years older than her.
Dana has lived in the United States her entire life, yet has traveled out of The States several times visiting the following counties: Spain, Portugal, Italy, The Vatican, and France.
Dana went to Cazenovia College and received a Bachelors of Science in Psychology, and after went to State University of New York at Albany where she received her Masters of Science in Educational Psychology.
In the fourth year of attending undergraduate school she studied at University of Barcelona for Spanish Language and Culture.
Dana spent 14 years of her life working with children and adults with Autism and other developmental disabilities. Early in her career she decided to return to school at The Sage Colleges, and studied Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism.
Dana was trained to assist people with Autism to increase social, communication, and expressive skills, while at the same time assist to decrease maladaptive behaviors.
Dana started writing as a poet in 2023 when she found she needed a way to express herself after her divorce. She explains to others that writing is a form of therapy for her.
Dana’s message to the world is the following: there are always words and sentences that people can use to help them express any type of emotion, whether it be pain, whether it be happiness.
The key is releasing the emotion so it does not have the power to cause damage. Writing poetry has saved Dana’s life in a way others may not understand, but what it did for her, it can also do for others. Dana is proud and ecstatic to be able to write as well as she does, knowing she just started to write this year.