Dan Groat

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Visit the author at DanGroat.com. He's on Facebook at facebook.com/dan.d.groat and facebook.com/Dan.Groat.Author and Twitter, @authordgroat. You can email the author, dgroatauthorATcharter.net or see him and his books on Amazon, amazon.com/Dan-Groat/e/B00BILAVWW

Dan Groat lives with his wife and their Russell Terrier near St. Louis. He is an avid sports fan and follows Mizzou football and basketball, St. Louis University basketball, the Cardinals, and the Blues. When hes not writing, he enjoys reading, watching movies, shooting pool, and planting things and watching them grow (including trees, shrubs, flowers, and ideas). He loves his wife. He loves his dog. He loves the outdoors. He loves learning. He loves a meaningful conversation.

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Dan Groat When I have wanted to write, I have never been blocked, yet, but my writing regimen is unscheduled and casual. After I'm in to writing a new book, I…moreWhen I have wanted to write, I have never been blocked, yet, but my writing regimen is unscheduled and casual. After I'm in to writing a new book, I spend much of my time away from the keyboard thinking about the plot and the characters, so that when I sit down to create, I have plenty to say. My best thinking time is walking in my back yard with my Shorty Jack, Zeke.(less)
Dan Groat The chance to get some of the characters who have been living in my head out into the world is an important part of writing to me.. My favorite goal…moreThe chance to get some of the characters who have been living in my head out into the world is an important part of writing to me.. My favorite goal is trying to create believable, sympathetic characters who fight through, over, and around obstacles to maintain their hope.(less)
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A Punctual Paymaster

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Gilead is a letter from an Iowa minister facing death to his young son to be read when the boy is grown. The subplots and the timespan and the chronological hopscotch tend to ramble just as a long written message built over days and days would, and ...more
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Dan Groat added a status update: My novel, Monarchs and Mendicants, is free at DanGroat.com/reader-group. It is Book 1 in the Gifford Ulrich Series. Book 2 is Pianos and Penance.
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I love a good murder mystery/thriller! This one didnt disappoint, I literally have been up all night reading this book because once I started I couldnt put it down! The characters are amazing, the plot..." Read more of this review »
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“We lose keys and we find keys and we get new keys. We just have to find the ones that unlock the right doors. Sometimes, we have keys, but we don’t know what door they fit. That can be the hardest part, putting the right key in the right door.”
Dan Groat, Monarchs and Mendicants

“There is a silent deference for one another, a distance that is kept, and lines that aren’t crossed, but in their sharing, they each try to pay tribute to the bond in their own way. As often as possible, they open up a little and give what they can.”
Dan Groat, An Enigmatic Escape: A Trilogy

“What a wonderful sadness to miss the one you have loved forever, it seems, and know that she is waiting at home.”
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“True genius is a complete stranger to most, a momentary acquaintance to others, a lasting friend to few.”
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“It seems to me that smart people seem to know things and wise people know how to use what they know. Smart is a big help to a man; wise is a big help to lots of men.”
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Penelope Marzec Thanks for your friendship.


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