About Dani Burlison
Dani Burlison is the author of Dendrophilia and Other Social Taboos: True Stories, a collection of essays which first appeared in her McSweeney's Internet Tendency column of the same name, and the Lady Parts series (available at Pioneers Press). She has been a staff writer at a Bay Area alt-weekly, a book reviewer for Los Angeles Review and a regular contributor at Chicago Tribune, KQED Arts, The Rumpus, Made Local Magazine and Emerald Report. Her writing can also be found at WIRED, Vice, Utne, Ploughshares, Portland Review, Hip Mama Magazine, Rad Dad, Spirituality & Health Magazine, Earth Island Journal, The Press Democrat, Shareable, Tahoma Literary Review, Bike Monkey Magazine, Prick of the Spindle, sparkle + blink and more.
Dani has a Master's Degree from the school of Culture, Ecology & Sustainable Community at New College of California and is an alumna of the Squaw Valley Writer's Workshop, the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference, LitCamp and the Woodland Keep Residency. Dani is a single parent and lives, teaches and writes with her two young adult daughters in Santa Rosa, CA.