Dan Weatherer

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Award-winning author Dan Weatherer was first published by Haunted Magazine in Spring, 2013. "The Legend of the Chained Oak" was an immediate success and was mad into a short film which won the award for 'Best Horror' at the Portobello Independent Film Festival (2014), 'Best Short' at the Bram Stoker International Film Festival (2014) and also the 'Best UK Short Film' award at the Stoke Your Fires Film Festival 2014. The film featured at numerous film festivals around the world during 2014. The premiere screening took place in his hometown of Cheadle, Staffordshire, where he kindly donated all of the proceeds to local charities.

In 2015, Dan was shortlisted for the prestigious position of Staffordshire Poet Laureate 2016-2018.

Aside from the publication of numerous short stories with a multitude of presses, his next major project was a solo collection of short stories titled 'The Soul That Screamed' (Winner of the Preditors And Editors Readers' Poll 'Best Anthology 2013'.)

A further two collections "Only the Good Burn Bright" (Spring 2015, James Ward Kirk Fiction) and "Neverlight" (Spring 2016, Spectral Press) quickly followed.

His first non-fiction book titled 'What Dwells Within' was released in the Autumn of 2015 and details the life's work of paranormal investigator Jayne Harris.

An accomplished playwright, Dan was a finalist of the Blackshaw Showcase Award 2016 and a two-time finalist of the Congleton Players One Act Festival, 2016. Dan has had several of his plays appear at festivals and fringe events. Expect to see more of his work on stage very soon.

Work continues in earnest on his second novel and a fourth collection.

He lives in Staffordshire, where he is married to his wife Jenni and is a (proud) full-time dad to his daughter Bethany and his son Nathan.

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