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Dan Wells

Dan Wells

Who is Dan Wells?

Dan Wells is a horror and science fiction author. Dan Wells is currently co-writing The Apocalypse Guard with Brandon Sanderson. Dan published his first novel, I Am Not a Serial Killer, in 2016, and it was adapted into a film. He spent the majority of his childhood in Salt Lake City, Utah, and began writing at a young age.

Early Life and Childhood

Dan Wells was born in Utah, United States of America, on March 4, 1977. Dan has 45 years on the clock.

His parents were voracious readers and SF/F fans. He has a brother named Robison Wells, who is 43 years old. Robison is a novelist and blogger from Utah who was born on April 4, 1978.

Education Details

Dan Wells wrote a series of comic books, novellas, and a serial while in high school. He attended Brigham Young University (BYU) after high school, where he studied English and anthropology.

Dan began to take writing more seriously after enrolling in college. Dan finished his first serious novel at the age of 22 while still a college student.

Professional Career

Wells wrote his first stories, based on the Choose Your Own Adventure series, when he was in second grade. Where the Wild Things Are was one of his early influences.

During his childhood, Dan was exposed to science fiction and fantasy films such as The Hobbit and Star Wars. He enjoyed reading and frequented the library.

Dan read classics such as French and Russian literature in addition to sci-fi and fantasy novels. As a child, he also enjoyed writing scripts, songs, and poetry.

Dan also contributed to BYU’s speculative fiction magazine, Leading Edge. He began writing video game reviews and has since described himself as a “rabid gamer.”

Dan worked as a corporate writer for NuSkin before becoming a published novelist.

Dan’s novel Ruins was published by Balzer + Bray on March 11, 2014. The novel went on to become a New York Times Best Seller.

In the final installment of the Partials Sequence, the novel tells the story of three men named Kira, Samm, and Marcus who fight to prevent a final war between Partials and humans.

Dan Wells
Dan Wells in an interview. Source: project-nerd

Ruin is a series that combines The Hunger Games’ thrilling action with the provocative themes of Blade Runner and The Stand.

His first novel, I Am Not a Serial Killer, was released in 2009. The novel has been published in a number of different languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Russian.

Dan did extensive research to make the series’ protagonist, John Cleaver, appear genuine. His fascination with serial killer predictors inspired him to write the novel.

In 2016, Max Records and Christopher Lloyd starred in a film adaptation of the novel. Dan wrote a sequel, Mr. Monster, which was published by Tor Books in 2010.

I Don’t Want to Kill You, the third installment in the John Cleaver series, was released in 2011. With the second trilogy of books, Dan continued John Cleaver’s story but changed and developed the protagonist.

Some of his novels feature main characters who suffer from mental illnesses. In Serial Killer, for example, John Cleaver is diagnosed with an antisocial personality disorder.

In addition, the protagonist of The Hollow City has schizophrenia. Dan expanded into young adult dystopia with his Partials Sequence in 2012.

The series debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list for children’s series in 2014. In 2016, Dan released Bluescreen, a Young Adult science fiction novel. This novel is set in Los Angeles in 2050.

Net Worth and Salary

Dan Wells earns an annual salary of $86,385 on average.

He is a horror and science fiction author from the United States with a net worth of $3 million.

Relationship Status

Dan Wells’s wife is Dawn Wells. They met while attending Brigham Young University. The couple has six kids. Dan has lived in a variety of locations, including Utah, Mexico, and Germany.

He has a YouTube channel with the same name. On this channel, Dan reviews TTRPGS (Tabletop role-playing games).

Body Measurements

He is a man of average height. Dan stands 5 feet 8 inches tall ( Approx 1.73m).

Social Media

His social media handles are unknown.

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  • Dan is a horror and science fiction author from the United States.
  • He is currently one of four authors who regularly host the Writing Excuses podcast and the co-writer of The Apocalypse Guard.
  • Dan was born in Utah, United States of America, on March 4, 1977.
  • Dawn Wells, his wife, and he are happily married.
  • They met while attending Brigham Young University.