Dana Claire Simpson, a native of Gig Harbor, Washington, first caught the eyes of devoted comics readers with the internet strip Ozy and Millie. After winning the 2009 Comic Strip Superstar contest, she developed the strip Phoebe and Her Unicorn (originally known as Heavenly Nostrils), which is now syndicated in over 200 newspapers worldwide.
There are six Phoebe and Her Unicorn book collections: Phoebe and Her Unicorn, Unicorn on a Roll, Unicorn vs. Goblins, Razzle Dazzle Unicorn, Unicorn Crossing, and Unicorn of Many Hats, and two graphic novels, The Magic Storm and Unicorn Theater. There’s also a board book, Today I’ll Be A Unicorn, and an activity book, Rainy Day Unicorn Fun.
Simpson’s books have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, and won the Washington State Book Award and the Pacific Northwest Book Award. She lives with her husband and her cat in Santa Barbara, California.
She is emailable at dcsimpson at gmail dot com. And if you prefer the old fashioned kind of letters, it’s PO Box 158, Goleta, CA, 93116. (She tries to answer fan mail, particularly from kids.)