Dan Anderson was born in Vidalia, Georgia—“The Onion Capital of the World”. His family moved to Florida at an early age to escape the stress of living in such a famous place.
His fascination with humor was prompted by his election as Wittiest Senior in his high school (he was too chubby for Most Athletic, too ugly for Most popular, and too dumb for Most Likely to Succeed).
Following graduation, he bluffed his way through college thanks to curricula outlines (think Cliff’s Notes) and buying the notes of students who had actually attended class. After college, he was drafted by the army and served with the Americal Infantry Division in Vietnam. However, he was shipped back to the states when it became apparent that his lethargic military skills had no discernible positive impact upon the war. On a more positive note, he obtained his MBA by milking the G. I. Bill until his educational benefits ran out.
Forced to seek employment, and lacking demonstrable talents, he found a career with excellent pay and low demands: an executive position with a large financial corporation. When it became evident that he was an imposter in the area of leadership, decision-making and organizational development, he was downsized (a polite business euphemism for being fired).
He then wandered into investment sales with another company and became wildly successful. This was a surprise to his colleagues since he rarely showed up at the office and scheduled few client appointments to avoid overtaxing himself and interfering with his afternoon naps.
Having honed his writing skills completing unemployment applications and fictitious resumes, it was only natural that he would become an author of fiction. He took early retirement and took up writing on a full-time basis. His first mystery won multiple literary awards including the Books and Authors Best Mystery Book of the Year, the Florida Writers Association Royal Palm Award , First Place--Best Published Mystery and the Independent Publishers IPPY Book Award—Silver Medal, Best Regional Fiction. It is soon to be republished through TT's Déjà Vu Imprint as Killing Me Softly With Your Love.
His second novel followed in the footsteps of his predecessor in terms of literary recognition. It was the recipient of the Florida Writers Association Royal Palm Award—First Place, Best Unpublished Mystery and the Royal Dragonfly Book Award—2nd Place, Mystery. It too will be republished through TT's Déjà Vu Imprint, as Black Magic Woman.
His third novel, Eye of the Tiger, was recently completed and is awaiting publication with Tell-Tale Publishing Group's Nightshade Imprint.
Dan currently resides in Henderson, NV and spends many of his waking hours lounging around his pool, puttering with his laptop and consuming pitchers of frosty margaritas. When not so engaged, he can be found wandering up and down the Las Vegas Strip interviewing demimondaines (gathering information for his books, of course).
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The McFadden Chronicles: Black Magic Woman
by Dan Anderson
Chauncey McFadden, a Los Angeles PI, receives a frantic phone call from the president of a Miami-based cruise line. Two employees have been killed in port and Chauncey is hired to solve the crime and prevent further atrocities. MacFadden has little homicide experience, and things quickly fall apart as the body count climbs onboard ship and in Caribbean island ports of call.
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