Dan Wells writes in a variety of genres, from dark humor to science fiction to supernatural thriller. Born in Utah, he spent his early years reading and writing. He is the author of the Partials series and the John Cleaver series. He has been nominated for both the Hugo and the Campbell Award, and has won two Parsec Awards for his podcast Writing Excuses.
Wells is best known as the author of I Am Not a Serial Killer, a horror novel published by Tor Books. Horror writer F. Paul Wilson described I Am Not a Serial Killer as a “dazzling, unputdownable debut” with a protagonist “as chilling as he is endearing.” Young adult fiction author Jack Heath praised it as having “plenty of thematic merit”, and noted that “all the characters are richly identifiable, including–and I can’t stress enough how impressed I was by this–the serial killer…Wells is a first-time novelist, and yet he’s already created a sympathetic villain, the holy grail of thriller writing.”
In 2011, Wells was nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His novella, The Butcher of Khardov, received a nomination for the Hugo Award for Best Novella in 2014.
Mario Acevedo, Quincy J Allen, Jason Arnett, Dan WellsSaturday May 21, 2016 :: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm