Dana L Pride

I started writing as child. I wanted to be a novelist, hiding in a house and writing. I was embarrassed by my drawings. In high school, I discovered photography, which I could do! In college, I learned color photography, which led to video. At The Evergreen State College, underclassmen had access to the color TV studio! I was hooked. After graduation, I worked in video production at 3 different TV stations before I was hired to help establish a TV station for the Deaf in Clark County, Washington. At first we had 6 employees, which dwindled down to one (me) after 9 years. For the next 7 years, I ran the TV station on cable 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the help of a few enthusiastic students.

I learned to use computers, taught staff and teachers how to use them. I set up the computer network on our campus of 10 buildings, created websites and databases, and learned how to use all kinds of software. I fell in love with computer graphics, so expanded to graphic design. In the meantime, I have been writing, editing and publishing books, too.