Daniel Rider


DANIEL RIDER has taught English all over the world, including a stint in the Peace Corps during the late '90s, but left teaching in 2009 to pursue his writing dreams. Now he lives in Issaquah, Washington, where he divides his time between writing and being a stay-at-home dad to his two-year-old daughter. His most recent short stories can be found in the anthology DREAMS IN SHADOW available on amazon.com.

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Indian Summer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,560. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
What do you do when your best friend comes back from the Peace Corps crazy? When he declares that he loves Indian movies and is suddenly talking in an Indian accent? When he wants to drive you across the country to meet an Indian girl he is madly in love with, and then, halfway across that country, in the middle of nowhere, he starts getting in fights, dancing and singing with windmills?

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Smashwords book reviews by Daniel Rider

  • The Teacher and the Tree Man on April 06, 2015

    This is a fascinating, fun book, and I loved it. I'm a big fan of Tom Wolfe, and Bryan Winchell reminds me of the best of Wolfe. He's got great characters and a great plot, which is vital in any book, but he's also got a strong eye for detail and is a keen observer of human nature, society, and current events. Along with this, he's shaped an endearing story about a man magically trapped inside a tree and the troubles and surprises that man faces as he is reintroduced into human society after decades as a tree. I envy anyone who is about to join Silvanus on his journey. Enjoy!