Dan Mauruer is my guest on today’s show in a way went from the dark side to the bright side some might say as he went from in the publishing trade to being one of those using the publishing trade.
Dan spent seven years working in trade book publishing, including stints in the editorial departments of both Doubleday and Houghton Mifflin. While supporting Doubleday’s Editorial Director and Houghton Mifflin’s Editor-in-Chief, Dan helped shepherd many notable book projects through the production process; among them John Grisham’s The Firm, Richard Price’s Clockers, and Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger’s Lost Moon, which became the film Apollo 13.
From that start he transitioned to a career in digital marketing, creating marketing strategies for brands as varied as Curious George, Peterson Field Guides, and The Polar Express.
Now full circle Dan has written a book of his own in the form of his thriller/suspense/horror novella, “Snow Day”.
About “Snow Day”: (taken from I’m Shelf-ish blog)
It happens each winter, and has for over 35 years. Every time the snow starts to fall late in the evening before a school day, the dreams begin again for Billy Stone. They are always the same – there’s a dark tunnel, and there’s blood, lots of blood, and someone is screaming. In this chilling childhood tale, Billy, recounts the events of one unforgettable day in 1975. On that day, he and his friends played carefree in the snow, until an adventure gone awry left him far from home, staring death in the face, and running from a killer bent on keeping a horrible secret.
Set in a time before Amber Alerts, when horror stories were told around camp fires instead of on the nightly news, Snow Day is a blend of nostalgia and nightmare that makes us question if the good old days were really as good as we remember. From a new voice in dark fiction comes a thriller about an idyllic childhood turned horrifying; a cautionary tale about how losing sight of the difference between feeling safe and being safe can lead to deadly consequences.
As one reviewer put it…
“So convincingly real, it leaves you reeling… [Snow Day is] very well written, chillingly horrific and believably supernatural. This one makes a great diversion with which to indulge yourself.”
As we learned from the show Dan is already well underway with a follow up novel ”How Does Your Garden Grow” so I’m sure the name Dan Maurer will be one to follow.
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