Dana Salim loves singing silly songs, standing in the breeze and eating chocolate cake. But most of all she loves spending time with her sons, Yousuf & Bilal, and her husband, Hamzah. From kayaking and hiking to caves and waterfalls, to reading new books and learning new things; everyday holds an exciting adventure for the family! Dana made her dream of being an author a reality by publishing her children's book series "Yousuf's Everyday Adventures" which includes two titles "Dreamland with Mommy" and "Beautifully Different".

Dana's childhood adventures were split between Amman, Jordan and Vancouver, Canada. She finished Industrial Engineering at the University of Jordan before moving to Ohio, which was home for four awesome years then McAllen, TX for two exciting years. She currently resides in San Antonio, Texas where she is always on the lookout for new adventures with her family.

Dana founded DS Publishing, LLC with her husband in August, 2016. The company’s mission is to provide products that instill and encourage diversity, acceptance and confidence in one's self and dreams. DS Publishing started the Annual Aspiring Authors Competition in 2018 to help children start on their dreams of becoming writers by encouraging them to put pen to paper and dream!

And if there's one thing Dana would want to tell you right now it would be "Believe in yourself and go after your dreams, it's never too early or too late. Right now is the best time to do it!"