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dani katz croppedArmed with a bold voice, a keen critical eye and a super very expanded perspective, Dani Katz established her reputation as one of LA’s edgiest literary talents while writing about art, sex, consciousness, and visionary/transformational culture for the LA Weekly, back in its early millennium heyday. She initially honed her writing skills while earning her MA in Journalism at USC, going on to contribute to a bevy of reputable publications, including Los Angeles Times, Zink, Swindle, LA Yoga, Whole Life Times/Magazine and Santa Fe Reporter, as well as Reality Sandwich.

Katz is known as well for her deceptively simple, über-expressive and utterly adorable line drawings, as she is her wily wordplay. Her illustrations have shown in numerous West Coast galleries, and are often featured alongside her articles. In 2012, Katz picked up where the Maya left off, and launched her I Am Calendar, which drew a ferocious cult following. The success of the much-loved hand drawn calendar (which featured moon cycles, Mercury’s retrogrades, and a heaping handful of visionary genius birthdays) inspired her recently released transformational coloring book, Yes, I Am, as well as her animated P.S.A.s (Planetary Service Announcements), which have been featured on Z Living, Reality Sandwich, and Elephant Journal, as well as her YouTube channel.

Katz is currently in the process of developing a half-hour television series based on her nonfiction essay collection, Love in the Time of Chemtrails, which tracks her quest for love, sex and enlightenment at the forefront of LA's bourgeoning psycho-spiritual underground, and is slated for publication in April of 2017.

When she is not maniacally creating, Katz likes to float, dance and geek out on The Gene Keys. She lives on a hill in her native Los Angeles.