Dan grew up the youngest of four children in the small town of South Boston, VA. His father was in the real estate and insurance business and was a renowned storyteller. His mother was a talented singer and music teacher. Dan inherited the love of storytelling from his father and followed in his father’s footsteps into the insurance industry. His love of music comes from his mother who guided him into piano lessons at an early age. He loves playing the music of Billy Joel, the Beatles and Scott Joplin.
After graduating from Va. Tech, Dan moved to Richmond, Virginia where he met his future wife Carolyn. After a 17 year career in the insurance business, Dan left his insurance business when his wife got a job transfer to Jacksonville FL. He made the transition to become a stay-at-home dad for his two young children.
Dan’s first book The Money Maker was inspired by his real life experience in the network marketing industry which he discovered is a great way to have people head for the hills. His first book of the trilogy Tesla’s Secret Papers is a science fiction thriller based on some of the revolutionary ideas from the electrical genius and inventor, Nikola Tesla. His love of anything related to Tesla caused him to buy the car bearing his name.
Dan loves golf, but he completely understands why Mark Twain called the game “a good walk spoiled.” His favorite musical artist is Bruce Springsteen. He’s read everything written by the author Michael Lewis and is an avid investor.
Dan resides in Jacksonville, FL with his wife and is adjusting to empty nest syndrome while his two daughters attend college.
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