In December, 2018, Dina’s book There’s Some Place Like Home: Lessons From a Decade Abroad, became available in paperback and Kindle format on Amazon. A collection of essays about the joys and challenges of living abroad, There’s Some Place Like Home is a “front row seat to the sometimes crazy, sometimes lonely, but never boring life of an expat.”
In May, 2018 Dina finished a working draft of her second novel, Daughters of Pax; a speculative fiction YA novel which tackles gender roles and free will.
“Four generations ago The Uprising put an end to The Wars and in their wake The Mothers left behind a new order of unprecedented peace.
For fifteen year-old Saga, this world where girls and women are free and unhindered is the only one she has ever known. But with that freedom also comes great responsibility. Soon enough Saga will take her place in the elite Daughters of Pax, formally swearing to protect the inheritance of The Mothers at any cost. But for now, her role as sister, protecting her twelve year-old brother, Joss, is hard enough. As Joss begins to chafe at the restraints their world places on him, Saga is forced to question how much is too much, even in the name of the greater good. Will her strange, freakish heart withstand the truth as she learns the herstory of the world she inhabits? How far will she go to protect Joss from harm, even if protecting him means risking the first step on the long, slow march to war?
Even in a world of peace, where do you draw the line?”
In November, 2017, Dina recorded the audio version of book of the Become a Viking Mom.
In September, 2017, 1001 Nights was nominated for a Best of the Net award.
In September, 2017, Dina traveled to the annual Hippocamp Conference for creative non-fiction in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where she gave a reading of her winning essay, 1001 Nights in front of a room full of writers.
December, 2016, 1001 Nights was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
November, 2016 All the Spaces in Between, picked up for representation by the Robert Lecker Agency. . Please address any inquires to Alison Hardacre.
“As a boy, Frank Christie found a space to hide from his mother’s illness in the epic tales of Greek mythology. But Frank’s gods and monsters don’t mean much to his thirteen year-old daughter Twig. What good are Minotaurs and Argonauts when you’re a stick-skinny 13 year-old girl? While Twig struggles to take the final step which will propel her from the magic world of childhood into a teenage landscape of boys and candy-coated lip-gloss, Frank is taking the final step into a labyrinth of his own, sucked into the same black hole of depression and anxiety which devoured his mother. Frank thought he could outrun his destiny, but his gods had other plans.
And in one record-breaking, tar-melting summer everything changes. And the consequences of one of them could be devastating.”
November, 2016, 1001 Nights named the WINNER of Hippocampus creative non-fiction contest.