- Dan McNay has been writing since he was fourteen. He studied creative writing in a special program in high school, was an English major in college and later returned to work on his Master of Professional Writing at The University of Southern California.
He has emerged from a dark and violent childhood to roam around the United States, looking for experiences that would make his art real. His muse has always been the kind of author he grew up on, Mark Twain, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and John Steinbeck: authors that create characters that jump out alive from the page with all of their imperfections.
He also believes that you have to live what you are trying to write about. All of his work reflects the realities of his life. He actually ran the cemetery in Paris, Illinois that he describes in his first book. And he loves to entertain.
Indeed, in the last few years, Dan has turned to music to broaden his storytelling skills. He has performed all over Southern California as a solo banjo singer/songwriter. He has produced "Dan McNay, Banjo, Stories" and “On The Street” two collections of his original songs, available on his website.
Read our interview with Dan here.
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