Dan Strawn took up writing after retiring from dual careers in business and education. He lives in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, Sandi. In addition to his novels, he is a published short story, memoir, and essay writer. His work has appeared in various editions of Idaho Magazine and in Trail Blazer Magazine.
In April of 2014, his short story, “Son” was awarded first place in the Adult Division of Idaho Magazine’s annual short fiction contest. In 2005, Everyman’s Small Town, his essay about Moscow, Idaho, made the finalist list in the University of Oregon’s Northwest Perspective’s Essay Contest.
He is the author of four novels:
“Black Wolf’s Return”
Nominated for a 2014 Book Award by the Pacific Northwest Book Sellers Association
“Lame Bird’s Legacy”
“Isaac’s Gun—An American Tale”
“The Dead Possum Gang,” release pending.
On occasion, he teaches for the mature learning division of Clark Community College, Vancouver, Washington. In 2008, he took mature learning students to eastern Oregon and Idaho to experience first-hand the Nez Perce land and people they had studied in class.
He also volunteers with the Nez Perce National Historic Park as an interpreter of the Nez Perce experience at Park sites, at elementary, intermediate, and high schools, senior living facilities, and other venues..
He is an active member of the Western Writers of America, a life member of the AT&T Telephone Pioneers, and a member and past board of directors member of the Nez Perce Trail Foundation.
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