Born in Washington DC and raised just east of there in Maryland, Dan grew up among the most practiced of storytellers, politicians. Despite that, he decided to become a writer rather than a professional liar or grifter. He moved west to Utah to attend college and studied writing. Like everyone who studies writing, he had to find some way to make money and worked as a mechanic, a customer service rep, a programmer, a web designer, a software tester, and, occasionally, a copy writer.
Eventually, Dan’s writing caught they eye of Wizards of the Coast, and he began writing for their DragonLance: The New Adventures series. Most recently, Dan worked with New York Times bestselling author, Tracy Hickman on a new alternate history Civil War series, Dragons of the Confederacy