Dani Shapiro is an award-winning novelist and memoirist who’s produced three memoirs and six novels. She is also the host of the podcast Family Secrets. Dani lives in Connecticut but has traveled and taught writing all over the world, in places like Alaska, Massachusetts, California, New York, and Italy. For years, she wrote the back page of Travel + Leisure, interviewing fascinating people about their favorite places. Her work also appears in publications like The New Yorker, New York magazine, The New York Times Book Review, Vogue, Elle, the Los Angeles Times, and Travel + Leisure. Dani is a city dweller turned country girl, a yogi, and a dog owner. She’s also the co-founder of the Sirenland Writers Conference held in Positano, Italy, at a family summer house converted into a small, elegant hotel.

• 15+ years of experience as a novelist and memoirist
• Best-selling author of three memoirs and six novels
• Teaches writing all over the world

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