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Dan Stout

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Dan Stout lives in Columbus, Ohio, where he writes noir with a twist of magic and a disco chaser.

His tales of murder, mystery, and speculative fiction draw on travels around the world as well as an employment history spanning everything from subpoena server to assistant well driller.

Dan's work has appeared in publications such as The Saturday Evening Post, Nature, and the Stonecoast Review. He is the author of The Carter Archives, a series of noir fantasy thrillers from DAW Books.

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The question of how much to show of the world was definitely something we talked about in the editing and revising process. There's…more
Thank you so much!

The question of how much to show of the world was definitely something we talked about in the editing and revising process. There's very much a history and timeline of the world, and it will absolutely be revealed as we go. (Honestly, I've had too much fun creating that history to not share it!)

Part of the challenge has been that Carter is far more interested finding justice for victims than dealing with global issues, so it's taken some thought to figure out how to show more of the world while staying true to the characters. But I'm very proud of how it's coming together, and I hope you enjoy watching it unfold as well.

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I’m so happy to see the latest Carter Archives novel off into the world.

TITAN SONG released in hardcover and ebook on April 6th, along with the paperback re-release of TITAN’S DAY.

As always, I’m grateful to everyone who has read, commented, and helped to spread the word.

(And if you’d like to help more, please rate, review, & recommend these books online and in person!!)

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