My name is Dana Levy Elgrod. I am married to Sir James Elgrod…Well, he’s not really a sir, but for me, he is. I am the proud mother of Shachar, a smart, gifted little girl of 7 going on seventeen and Jonathan, my fiery, funny little boy of 5, who has the amazing ability to stretch the truth to suit himself
I am a lecturer in communications at a private university and CEO of a public relations company. I’m addicted to books; at the age of six I entered a library and haven’t left since.
The first romance I ever read, and that left the biggest mark, was ‘Gone With The Wind’. Whenever I’m having a bad day, I just think of Scarlett O’Hara, and say to myself” After all… tomorrow is another day.”
I was raised in a warm and loving family. My parents taught me the power of imagination, to aim as high as I can, and to live life without fear because good things happen to good people. When I met my husband, I realized how amazing it is to live with someone who shows you what love and passion with no boundaries are all about.
I hope and pray that I have succeeded in conveying this message to my readers.
Why did I decide to write The Passion to Survive?
After the Tsunami in Thailand, a plot started forming in my mind. It stayed with me for a few years, but I never thought about developing it any further. Until one evening, my husband told me something that I already knew. He said that if I don’t start writing this book, I would always regret it. The next morning, I sat in front of my computer and wrote the first sentence. I erased it and wrote it again, then I changed it and rewrote it, and so it continued for the next twelve hours. The Passion to Survive trilogy was written in one breath. Once I started, I was barely able to stop, and the result is in front of you. I live and breathe my books. Into each one, I have instilled my values, my beliefs, and my love. In each of the characters, there is a little of the people in my life, and there is no doubt in my mind that I am truly blessed!