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"This is an excellently written story. This is historical fiction right up there at the top rung." -International Writers Inspiring Change

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"I'm the mother of two Eagle Scouts. As a Catholic and historical fiction lover, this story wrapped me in a bear hug and wouldn’t let go." -Debbie F., Goodreads

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"The way Dan Morales writes is a different style than most authors, which makes his book fun to read ..." -Andrew McFarland, Teen Reviewer, Readers' Favorite

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About me

 I was born in Evergreen Park, Illinois and raised in Burbank, 

a southwest suburb bordering Chicago.

 

My past endeavors include stock boy, warehouse forklift driver, steel mill production scheduler, equipment manufacturers rep and a corporate trainer. 


I've been a bouncer, a DJ, a bartender, sometimes all three on the same night. I was manager of a college football team. I worked for four days on the 1993 Academy Award nominated film The Fugitive, resulting in 1.3 seconds of screen time opposite Harrison Ford.  


People can't believe I still bring that up.


I've sold sandwiches, stereos, typewriters, brake equipment, truckloads of structural steel tubing, the occasional bag of weed, and now I'm trying to sell my first book. 


Since earning my B.A. in Marketing Communications and Advertising from Columbia College Chicago in 2004 I've worked as an award-winning copywriter, creative strategist and digital campaign creator for some of Chicago's leading ad agencies. 


I'm a member of the Historical Novel Society, the Chicago Writers Association and the Alliance of Independent Authors. I'm presently working on book two of The Scouts of St. Michael.