Wednesday, February 1, 2017

He Tells Narrative Nonfiction Like It Was

When discussing the motivation behind his writing career, Daniel James Brown states that "My primary interest as a writer is in bringing compelling historical events to life as vividly and accurately as I can." His publications bare this out. Brown is the author of books on the Donner Party (The Indifferent Stars Above), the 1936 Berlin Olympics (The Boys in the Boat), and our current book group selection, Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894. Writing has been his one focus after studying at Diablo Valley College, UC Berkely, and UCLA. Following graduation, he taught the art of writing at San Jose State College and Stanford before moving on to become a technical writer and editor. Here's an author who's directed all his literary skills to the vivid retelling of history in a compelling manner. Visit his website,, to learn more.