Dan Wells
Dan Wells is an American horror and science fiction author. A Utah native, he currently resides in Stuttgart, Germany.

Early lifeEdit

Wells wrote his first movies, based on the Choose Your Own Adventure series, when he was in second grade. He followed up with several novellas, a serial and a series of comic books when he was in high school. He finished his first serious novel when he was 22. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University, with a bachelor degree in English, emphasizing writing and editing. He is the brother of author Robison Wells.


Wells is best known as the author of I Am Not a Serial Killer, a horror novel published in the United States by Tor Books. It has been released in the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, and Taiwan. He also is one of the four authors (including Mary Robinette Kowal, Brandon Sanderson, and Howard Tayler) that contribute to the podcast Writing Excuses.


John Cleaver series Edit

This is a series of books by Dan Wells; it consists of two trilogies linked by a novella. Of these seven books, five of the six novels and the novella have been published so far.

  1. The first trilogy
    1. I Am Not A Serial Killer published in 2009
    2. Mr. Monster published 2010
    3. I Don't Want To Kill You published January 2011 in the UK and March 2011 in the US
  2. The second trilogy, introduced by the novella Next of Kin.
    1. The Devil's Only Friend published June 15th, 2015
    2. Over Your Dead Body published May 3rd, 2016
    3. Nothing Left to Lose (working title) Expected to be published in May 2017

Partials Sequence Edit

  • Isolation A Lost Tale of the Partials Sequence, set 20 years before Book One (August 28th, 2012)
  • Partials Book One(2012)
  • Fragments Book Two (February 26, 2013)
  • Ruins Book Three (March 11, 2014)

The Mirador Series Edit

  • Blue Screen, Balzer + Bray (February 16, 2016)

Stand-alone novels & novellas Edit

  • A Night of Blacker Darkness (Novel July 26th 2011, audio book, 2011), written as Frederick Whithers (author) and Cecil G. Bagsworth III (editor)
  • A Pear-Shaped Funeral: Being the Second memoir of Frederick Whithers, as edited by Cecil G. Bagsworth III
  • The Hollow City (July 3, 2012)
  • The Warcaster Chronicles, Volume 2: The Butcher of Khardov (novella)

Short stories Edit

  • The Amazing Adventures of George (2000), in Leading Edge #40
  • Charybdis (2011), in Leading Edge #61
  • The Mountain of the Lord (2011), in Monsters and Mormons (Peculiar Pages)

Editorials Edit

  • How to Write Good (2000), in Leading Edge #40


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