About Me

I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was in high school and an English teacher told me I wrote run-on sentences. I retaliated by writing a three-page paper using only five-word sentences. Take that! By the way, she was completely right about my run-on sentences.  I’m working on it.

I made myself into a writer the best way I could. My degree in Journalism from Gonzaga University got me into newspapers as a copy editor and occasional reporter. Luckily I grabbed the last rowboat off the printed-newspaper sinking ship and sailed for other work soon after I was gainfully employed at a local paper.  Today I work in communications at a large West Coast company. I’ve found the freedom of communications and public relations much more rewarding and creative than journalism. “You mean I can make up the quote for that press release and just get it approved? Sweet!” I love my job and the people I work with, but I love having something else on my business card too – published author.

This blog, A Few Hours at a Time, chronicles my writing experiences and features my work.

Off The Grid was published in October 2011. Latest novel, Don't Wait For Me came out in October 2012. 

The title of my blog here, A Few Hours at a Time, refers to how I write my books – a few hours at a time, anywhere I can (cafeteria, living room, home office, airplane, coffee shop).

Thanks for stopping by the website.

-Dan

Find me on twitter @dankolbet