Dana Michelle McCall was born in Wichita, Kansas April 17th, 1984 to Vernon Dean and Donna Baker. She is the eldest girl of four children, Vernon, Dana, Mahogany and Henry. Dana graduated high school in 2002 and then attended Wichita State University.In 2003, she joined the United States Army where she spent an insurmountable of team training and leading soldiers.
In 2004, she met her husband, Cornelius McCall and they married June 8, 2006.In 2015, Dana and her family were in a devastating car crash that limited her physical ability to remain a soldier and in 2018, Dana was medically retired from the United States Army as a Master Sergeant after serving an excess of 16 years.
After dealing with “civilian” life and the absence of military structure, Dana realized that she has always had a “niche” for teaching children.She decided that the values that she and Cornelius instill in their own children could be shared with the world’s youth on a global scale; a children’s book was underway.
Dana’s husband, Cornelius followed a similar road in life and after being medically separated from the Army, decided to travel overseas supporting the United States Government as a Government Contractor.After spending nearly 3 years abroad, it was time to come home.Once reconnected, Dana and Cornelius conversed the possibilities of authoring a children’s book so the two begin aggressively researching the nuances of authoring and their first book, “These Hugs Are My Hugs” began to take shape.
The two share 3 children; Elijah, Uriah and Micah.