Dan is a sixth-generation Texan who grew up and attended schools and college in Dallas. A Vietnam Veteran, he served four years in the Navy. After his service, he worked in management for high-tech companies, becoming a part of the semiconductor industry growth from its infancy in the sixties to the high tech arena of today.
Dan’s writing career began in the 1990s when he worked weekends and nights writing poetry and his first novel in a spiral notebook using a number two pencil. From there he invested in a computer with a word processor, a move that he’s never regretted.
His first book, Legacy of Dreams was self-published in 2010, followed by Trail of Hope and The Littlest Hero, two books in a trilogy. In 2016 he released the third book called Freedom Road. In the summer of 2018, Dan plans to release the first of two books in his new fantasy adventure series for young readers, part of the Extraordinary Adventures of Max Malone series, subtitled Tales of Texas and American Explorations.
Besides being an accomplished writer, Dan lectures groups about real life on the Texas frontier. He also presents training programs, including How to Write Your Memoir, and How to Develop a Read and Critique Group.
Dan lives in Granbury with his dog, Stormy. He stays busy writing, taking care of home improvement projects and gardening.
He is the proud father of two adult daughters, Tina and Shannon.
Writers’ workshop and writing group