Dan Maurer is a writer, theater director, and digital marketer. He recently penned the Amazon bestselling horror thriller Snow Day, and co-wrote the screenplay Richthofen: Legend of the Red Baron. His new works in progress include the screenplay adaptation of Snow Day, a thriller novel titled How Does Your Garden Grow, and a screenplay for a Southern Gothic thriller titled Blood August.
His other screenwriting work includes co-writing the feature-length fantasy The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and the romantic comedy treatment Royalty and Me, based on a concept by Producer David Foster (Hart’s War, The Thing). He is a member of International Thriller Writers, Inc. and the Horror Writers Association.
Beyond writing, Dan has a background in both trade book publishing and digital marketing. After graduating from East Carolina University, he spent a combined seven years in the editorial departments of both Doubleday and Houghton Mifflin. While there, Dan helped bring many notable books to market including John Grisham’s The Firm, Richard Price’s Clockers, and Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger’s Lost Moon, which became the Ron Howard film Apollo 13.
In time, Dan transitioned to a career in digital marketing. He went on to devise and implement digital marketing strategies for brands as varied as Curious George, Peterson Field Guides, and The Polar Express. After leaving trade book publishing, he spent many years working in other industries and led digital marketing initiatives for companies such as Citizen, Dun & Bradstreet, RCN, and Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Dan has also been active in live theater. He served for ten years on the board of an acclaimed New Jersey theater company and has won awards for his producing, directing and sound design. (Click here for video clips of Dan’s directing projects.)
Dan lives with his wife and their daughter in Robbinsville, New Jersey.