Lately Dannal has been hard at work on the Maxwell Craig series of suspenseful tropical thrillers. The Rum Runner introduces Maxwell Craig, a man who believes he has lost everything, only to find out that he has more to lose than he ever thought possible. It’s an intoxicating mix of murder, revenge, and rum set on the French island of Martinique, and it recently won Independent Publisher’s 2017 IPPY silver medal in the suspense/thriller category. (That’s why he’s wearing a medal around his neck… )
The process of writing The White Liar, a prequel novel to The Rum Runner which is set in Miami, found Dannal reminiscing a great deal about his childhood growing up in south Florida, where he fished, snorkeled, and dodged jellyfish washed up on the beach. His frequent trips exploring state road A1A on his bike without permission resulted in numerous groundings. But he eventually moved out west, settling in southern Oregon where he currently resides with his wife and two kids, and he works in television.
In his spare time, Dannal also has a lot of fun writing The Trying Tales of Chumbles & Grim, a fun series of steampunk-esque novelettes (think long short stories) set in late Victorian London that fans of Sherlock Holmes are bound to love.
Dannal has been writing fiction and studying the craft of writing for at least twenty years, and he loves reading all kinds of adventuresome and mysterious fiction.