Cyber Home of Dana Smith-Mansell
Contact & Credits
About Me
Samples of My Work
I Write...because
Poetry & Illustrations
Children's...illustration & writing samples
The "Terrors"
Contact & Credits
Favorite Links

Hey! You ARE coming back again...

Interested in my work? Comments or suggestions to share? Send mail or...

I am happy to report that my publishing credits have far exceeded the capacity of this page!  Please contact me if you are interested in a complete author illustrator bio and/or CV.  I have grown in illustrations, freelance writing, and expanded into the greeting card market.  And...a new children's book is on the "horizon." 

My Goal:

I want to continue to grow and learn in all aspects of my life. 

Publishing Experience &  a  few titles to share:

November 2004!  Stop Bullying Bobby!  A true children's story inspired by my husband's childhood experiences of taunting and teasing.  To be released by New Horizon Press, 2004.  To order follow links on page 1.

The Many Wonders poem, published by Universal Personality, October 2003.   Honorable Mention Thanksgiving poetry contest, Writer On Line, December 2003.  PEEKS & Valleys, April 2004.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Twas  Twas the Night parody poem, published by Universal Personality, December 2003.   

My Wish poem, published by Sincere Thoughts Press, October 2003.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Woman 2 Woman Magazine, May/June 2004, scheduled to appear are several poems;  I Felt My Heart Ache TodayColors, Dominant Oppressor, Triumph in Patience,and If  Only.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               "The The Dark Side of  Medicine (personal nonfiction), Stoicism (poem), and several pieces of art appearing September 1, 2004 at Literary Vision Magazine.                                                                                                                                                                          Visions of Existence and Sacred Intentions, chapbooks published thru Sun Rising Poetry Press, April 2005                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rage poem, published on site and scheduled for inclusion in Mind Mutations by Sun Rising Poetry Press  2004.                                                                                                                                                                 Reflection, He Couldn't Talk, Triumph in Patience, The Passion of One, and I Felt My Heart Ache Today, scheduled for publication in Cosmic Brownies, by Sun Rising Poetry Press, 2005.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Query This,  published by Shades of Romance Magazine, Jan/Feb 2004. Placed 8th in Preditors & Editors poll. #1 Readers poll-Shades                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Nature Smiles, poem,  Honorable Mention in Bit Wise Gifts Spring Poetry Contest, 2004.                                                                                                                                                       Outside writer for Coordination Group Publications.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Shanna, A Story of Love, Devotion, &Courage to appear in Unconditional Love: Pet Tales by the Humans Who Love Them, compiled by Avie Townsend, released 2004. Also appearing 2 pencil drawings of animals (raccoon and chicken)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pete & the Poodle and No More Cats, non-fiction stories appearing in Cats Do It Better than People, Theresa Mancuso, Adams Media released May 2005.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      San Min Books, Ltd. will be publishing my rhyming children's story.  Watch for more details!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mom's Infamous Cucumber Salada story that surrounds the memory of a very special recipe.  It's delicious-check it out! Published October 2004, The DabblingMum.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         But I thought I Could Trust You (not a love story)  poem published by Absolute Write, November 10, 2004.                                                                                                                                                                    Triumph in Patience, poem, Poet Works Press anthology, For Better or For Worse, May 2005.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Darkness Perceived, poem published by Scorched Earth, February 2005.                                                                                                                                                       Pink Cotton Candy, poem scheduled for publication by Rook Publishing, May 2005.                                                                                                                                                         Within in a Mountain, Natural Fortitude, and Analogy of Nature, poems to be published by Farsight Magazine, May 2005.                                                                                                                                                         Shredding My Soul, poem, scheduled for publication by Scorched Earth, Arpil/May 2005.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Select  black and white art for sale and display at All Things Good,  Pottsville, Pennsylvania.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Contracted poet and artist for Ancient Wind Press Publications.                                                                                                                                                                1st place  Bitwise Gifts Spring Smiley Poetry Contest, May 2005.                                                                                                                                                                                    Several educational articles on  my Positively Preschool site.  Contributing editor to Garden and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Illustration:    Cover art for Circus Bandits, Shadow Bandits and future title in series, by author Cindy Davis-released May & June 2004.                                                                                                                                                           Enchanted Forest, children's illustration appeared on the April 2004 issue of "Characters Short Story and Poetry Outlet.                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cover art and inside b & w graphic for religious title by Eveline Maedel, to be released 2004.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cover  art, color children's illustration, titled Autumn, Characters Short Story and Poetry Outlet, October 2004,  Holiday Kids-December 2004, & Saving the Princess, February 2005 (cover).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators selected my illustration, Contentment, for publication in upcoming bulletin 2005.                                                                                                                                                                                         Beauty in Solitude (b&w pen, single flower), Writer's Block (cartoon), Change (b&w graphic), Vision (b&w graphic), illustrations published Lit Vision, September 2004.                                                                                                                                                                                       Cover art and inside art for a humorous parenting title, Are We There Yet? to be released 2005.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I have illustrated a few of my own titles which are under consideration by publishers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       I have several illustration portfolios, which are being reserved for future needs by a few publishers.  I have completed illustrating a children's book for another author (currently under submission), and am illustrating my own children's books in preparation for submission.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I have two completed poetry manuscripts, one self-help title Please Stop the World-I Need to Get Off (vertigo), a children's Early Learning Series, A Lump in the Grass a rhyming children's manuscript about a discovery of nature (true story),  When Debbie's Daddy Died a children's story based on fact to help children cope with  loss, There is Enough Love a children's  story based on fact about acceptance and understanding, all in or ready for submission.                                                                                                                                                                I have several individual pieces in my vault, and many more to come.      If you have a specific art or writing need, just ask me-I'll try to meet your creative needs!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

I am been fortunate to have card copy selected for publication by American Greetings, Gallant Greetings, GrammaBurp, Oak Brook Design, Yippie Cards, Blue Mountain Arts, and Designer Greetings.   Hopefully more will follow!

You better come back or...
I'll tell!

"What you think in your true" -What Dreams May Come

Last updated on