About the Author
Dan Shields began writing Swordfathers when his muse made him an offer he couldn't refuse: either his internet browser history or his book would be published on Amazon. That's when Dan began typing the novel furiously. He will loudly proclaim to be an award-winning author. Then he'll add (under his breath) that the award was for the fantasy category of the parody Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest.Much of Dan's life has been a cautionary example. Swordfathers is a warning about what happens when you read A Song of Ice and Fire while watching The Sopranos. Dan and his wife have four kids but, despite his fantasy writing inspired pleas, she didn't allow him to include a single apostrophe in any of their names. Dan holds degrees from Northwestern University, the University of Cincinnati, and New York University, a collection of schools that he refers to as an "academic sampler."
This picture was taken inside an eighty-year-old B-17 Flying Fortress in the air somewhere high over Michigan. Those four engines roar like dragons!
About That Award
The Edward Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest is won by writing the "best" worst opening sentence of a novel. It's named after the author who famously began one of his novels "It was a dark and stormy night..." To read my winning entry, scroll down to the fantasy category. (Dan White is my non-pen name.)
Final Pitch for the Newsletter
You'll be the first to know about the next book and get updates on its progress, but no more than once a month. To sweeten the deal, I'll throw in a free short story. All I ask for in return is your email address.
The short story that I mentioned above is The Hollow Fang. It's the tale of a ruler who trusts old allies and older powers with loyalties that can shift faster than a cobra can strike. The events are set outside of the Swordfathers realm.
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