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Dan Wells is a thriller and science fiction writer. Born in Utah, he spent his early years reading and writing. He is he author of the Partials series (Partials, Isolation, Fragments, and Ruins), the John Cleaver series (I Am Not a Serial Killer, Mr. Monster, and I Don't Want To Kill You), and a few others (The Hollow City, A Night of Blacker Darkness, etc). He was a Campbell nomine for best new writer, and has won a Hugo award for his work on the podcast Writing Excuses; the podcast is also a multiple winner of the Parsec Award.

Roleplaying Games with My Kids

I’m getting older, and more to the point my kids are getting older. I have six kids, and the youngest is 2, which is great, but the oldest is 16 and a high school junior and she is already driving and working and applying for college. As you may already know if you read my kind-of-a-review of THE LAST JEDI, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my kids growing up, and about my dual role as the guy

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Partials (Partials Sequence...

3.94 avg rating — 52,423 ratings — published 2012 — 40 editions
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Fragments (Partials Sequenc...

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I Am Not a Serial Killer (J...

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Ruins (Partials Sequence, #3)

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Mr. Monster (John Cleaver, #2)

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I Don't Want to Kill You (J...

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The Devil's Only Friend (Jo...

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Over Your Dead Body (John C...

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“Happiness is the most natural thing in the world when you have it, and the slowest, strangest, most impossible thing when you don't. It's like learning a foreign language: You can think about the words all you want, but you'll never be able to speak it until you suck up your courage and say them out loud.”
Dan Wells, Partials

“I've been clinically diagnosed with sociopathy,' I said. 'Do you know what that means?'
'It means you're a freak,' he said.
'It means that you're about as important to me as a carboard box,' I said. 'You're just a thing - a piece of garbage that no one's thrown away yet. Is that what you want me to say?'
'Shut up,' said Rob. He was still acting tough, but I could see his bluster was starting to fail. He didn't know what to say.
'The thing about boxes,' I said, 'is that you can open them up. Even though they're completely boring on the outside, there might be something interesting inside. So while you're saying all of these stupid, boring things I'm imagining what it would be like to cut you open and see what you've got in there.”
Dan Wells, I Am Not a Serial Killer

“I am stronger than my trials.”
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Ruins is the climactic final book in the Partials Sequence, and it comes out in just one month! Seems like a great time for a Q&A. If you have any que ...more
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dia -- have courage and be kind Scroll down

trust me this will put a smile on your face, make your day, or help you

Every night , someone thinks about you before they go to sleep,

At least fifteen people in this world love you.

The only reason someone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you

There are at least two people in this world that would die for you

You mean the world to someone.

Someone that you don't even know exists loves you.

When you make the biggest mistake ever,
something good comes from it.

When you think the world has turned its back on you, take a look.

Always remember the compliments you've received.

Forget the rude remarks.

So if you are a loving friend, send this to everyone on your list including the person that sent
it to you.
Tonight, at midnight your true love will realize they like you.

Something good will happen to you between 12 in the morning and four o'clock pm
tomorrow, it could be anywhere . Get ready for the biggest shock of your life

If you break this chain YOU will be cursed with relationship problems for the next ten years.
Send this to fifteen people in fifteen minutes !!

Make Someone else's day! Help get a smile on someone's face! Help someone out! remember
that your loved

F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
=Fight for you
=Respect you
=Involve you
=Encourage you
=Need you
=Deserve you
=Save you
Send this to all your friends & me if I'm one......If you get 4 back u r liked but if u get 7 back
then u r seriously loved


message 7: by Sandy

Sandy Parsons You're going to be at my local bookstore (Books for Less) on Monday. I hope you have a great experience meeting fans in Georgia. Thanks for coming and supporting small book stores.


Dustin Hi, good day. Dan!

I hope all's well with you and yours.:)


Thank you so much for accepting my friendship, I really appreciate it!


Have a wonderful day, enjoy the rest of your week!


message 5: by Sue

Sue Moro Thanks for accepting! I absolutely LOVED Partials, and I can't wait for Isolation (0.5) and Fragments! The covers are beautiful!
The little "Super Girl" in your profile picture is so adorable!
:-D


message 4: by Kate

Kate (The Bookaholic Blurbs) thanks for accepting!


message 3: by Cutter100 (last edited May 07, 2012 01:01PM)

Cutter100 Thanks for adding me as a friend. I love Writing Excuses, by the way. It's been very helpful and fun to listen to.


Nelson Mays Can't wait to get my copy of I Don't Want To Kill You in. I just love the series.


message 1: by Dan

Dan Wells Butterfly Joi wrote: "Hey Dan, wanted to say hello and tell you how much I enjoy your Writing excuses podcast. It is so much fu but also very helpful and makes me see writing devices in a different way. I wanted to subs..."

We don't have any RSS functions on my website yet, but we will eventually. And yes, please feel free to use any ideas we come up with on the podcast. Good luck with your writing!


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