Dana Gynther

Dana Gynther was raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and Auburn, Alabama. She has an MA in French Literature from the University of Alabama. She has lived in France and currently lives in Valencia, Spain, where she and her husband work as teachers and translators. They have two daughters and an extremely vocal cat.

Books by this Author

The Woman in the Photograph
Crossing on the Paris


Dana Gynther reflects on Crossing On the Paris

Crossing on the Paris chronicles the experiences of three women from different generations and classes whose lives intersect on a majestic ocean liner traveling from Paris to New York.

Author Revealed

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. As a parent, I have reread many of my favorite children's books (that I'd read over and over again as a child), and still really enjoy some of them now: "The Chronicles of Narnia" (except for "The Final Battle"),    "James and the Giant Peach" and "The Patchwork Girl of Oz," for example.  Have also loved discovering Harry Potter with my kids  and have read those more than once.

Q. Where did you go to high school and/or college?

A. Auburn High School (Auburn, Alabama). I got my BA (Political Science) and MA (French) at the University of Alabama, but also spent a year at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 12/28

Q. What is your favorite television show?

A. DVDs have made watching series a real pleasure... or an addiction? "Deadwood," "The Wire" and "The Sopranos" are all favorites. And my all-time fave girl-hero, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

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