Dana Claire Simpson, a native of Gig Harbor, Washington, first caught the eyes of devoted comics readers with the internet strip Ozy and Millie. After winning the 2009 Comic Strip Superstar contest, she developed the strip Phoebe and Her Unicorn (originally known as Heavenly Nostrils), which is now syndicated in newspapers worldwide.

There are eight Phoebe and Her Unicorn book collections: Phoebe and Her UnicornUnicorn on a RollUnicorn vs. GoblinsRazzle Dazzle UnicornUnicorn CrossingUnicorn of Many HatsUnicorn Bowling, and The Unicorn Whisperer, and two graphic novels, The Magic Storm and Unicorn Theater. There’s also a board book, Today I’ll Be A Unicorn, and an activity book, Rainy Day Unicorn Fun. Ozy and Millie have their own book, too.


Simpson’s books have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, and won the Washington State Book Award and the Pacific Northwest Book Award. She lives with her spouse and her cat in Santa Barbara, California.

Dana Simpson

New York Times bestselling author & illustrator

Unicorns read, too! International Unicorn Day April 9, 2020