Dana VanderLugt, who descends from a family of apple growers, lives in Michigan with her husband, three sons, and a spoiled golden retriever.
Based on the stories of the German POWs who came to work on her grandfather’s orchard during WWII, her most recent project is a young adult historical fiction novel-in-verse. She also has published essays in Longridge Review, Relief: A Journal of Art & Faith, The Reformed Journal, and is a frequent contributor on The Twelve. A former middle school English teacher, she now works as an instructional coach and has recently completed an MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University. She is happy to report that she is still making bread from her Pandemic-inspired sourdough starter.
She is represented by Rubin Pfeffer Content, LLC.