Donna Maree Hanson is a traditionally and independently published author of fantasy, science fiction and horror. She also writes paranormal romance and romance under the pseudonym of Dani Kristoff. As well as over 20 short stories published in various genres, she had a small press publishing house, been an editor, slush reader and science fiction convention runner. She used to work for the Australian Government undertaking audits of other government departments and their programs but in 2016 she threw that life away to become a PhD candidate researching feminism in popular romance fiction at the University of Canberra. She lives in South Canberra, Australia, with her partner Matthew Farrer (also a writer).