Dan Cashman was born and raised in South St. Paul, Minnesota and attended college at Saint Cloud State University. He studied abroad in England at Alnwick Castle (film location for Harry Potter movies) and backpacked extensively throughout Europe and Russia. In the years since, his travels and adventures include his wife and two kids. These experiences shape his writing more than anything else.
Of all the places he's been, his home-base vacation spot has always been Lake Superior. From the shipwrecks and lighthouses to the big Nor'easter storms and amazing scenery, the area is an ideal setting for a story.
The Reflectory, Cashman's first novel, takes place in the shadows of Split Rock Lighthouse.