Dan Beatty

Biography

Dan Beatty has relied on his 17 years of experience as a social worker and clinical therapist in Western North Carolina to breathe life into the many characters in his novels and short stories. He has meticulously developed his characters by spotlighting many of the topics that have plagued children and young adults growing up in abusive homes and challenging systems.

From characters whose "home" is the street, a 6x8-foot prison cell, or the last stool at the end of a bar, Beatty believes that everyone has a fascinating story to tell, if only someone would listen.

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Books

Down and Out
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,130. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
From the author of Scared of My Own Shadow and Battle for My Spirit, Down and Out is a collection of short stories focusing on characters living on the outskirts of society. Dan Beatty has drawn from his 17 years as a Clinical Social Worker to produce characters who suffer due to trauma and unmitigated circumstances, desperate to find hope in a seemingly careless world.
Battle for My Spirit
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,230. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Twenty-two year old Tesla Isenhour has spent the majority of her life in one institutional setting after another, always clashing with adults along the way. And now she is ready to be released from a women’s prison after six years. Can she dig deeply enough to rediscover the resiliency that she relied upon as a youth? Or has her very spirit been damaged to a point of no repair?
Scared of My Own Shadow
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,860. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
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Lowell Hyde battles many obstacles in his young life: a brain injury, debilitating fears, loneliness—but most of all, extreme survivor guilt. It should have been him, not his mother, who died on the day of his birth. Lowell knows this… And his father won’t let him forget. Despite all this, Lowell is determined to create a lasting legacy that honors his beloved mother.

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