Dan Willis

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Dan Willis
Dan Willis at Mountain-Con III in 2007 - closeup.png
Fantasy author Dan Willis.
Born (1967-12-31) December 31, 1967 (age 46)
Washington, D.C.
Occupation writer
Nationality USA
Genre Fantasy
Website
http://www.dansrealm.com/

Dan Willis is an author of young adult and other fantasy novels in the Dragonlance series created by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. He lives in Utah.[1]

Biography[edit]

His Dragonlance fantasy novels were his first books published by a major publisher, and his first young adult works as well.[2] All three of his Dragonlance: The New Adventures books are on the accelerated reading list for a junior high school in Utah.[3]

Willis lives in Utah with his wife and four children.[4] In addition to writing, Willis is a web designer and columnist, and a computer programmer.[4]

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

Dragonlance: The New Adventures series, written for readers age 10 and up.[5]

The Anvil of Time series

The Shattered West series

Short works[edit]

  • "Lake of Death", pp. 127–152, collected in The Search for Power: Dragons from the War of Souls, edited by Margaret Weis, ISBN 0-7869-3193-0, 2004-05-01

Sources:[1][8][9]

Critical reception[edit]

Dragon Knight, the seventh volume in an eight-volume series, has been described as the best in the series.[10] Both The Dragon Well and Dragon Knight have a 3.8 out of 5 rating on Goodreads.com.[11] The Dragon Well was given a 2Q (out of 3Q) by Geri Diorio of the Voice of Youth Advocates, a professional journal for librarians.[12][13] Dan Willis' third book, Wizard's Return was the third book in the Trinistir Tirllogy and continued the stories of the characters from his previous books.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dan Willis". Mirrorstone Books. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  2. ^ a b Talinthas (2004-09-17). "Dan Willis". The Dragonlance Nexus. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  3. ^ "Accelerated Reader listing for Farmington Jr High". Farmington, Utah: Davis School District. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  4. ^ a b "Dan Willis". Archived from the original on Feb 24, 2009. 
  5. ^ Dragon Knight (Dragonlance: The New Adventures, book 7).
  6. ^ Dan Willis's page at www.booksnbytes.com
  7. ^ Dragonlance: The Survivors on LDS Fiction.
  8. ^ "Writers: Dan Willis". SciFan. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  9. ^ "Dan Willis". Fantastic Fiction. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  10. ^ Tigard, Conan (2005-06-29). "Reading Review book review - Dragon Knight by Dan Willis". Reading Review. Retrieved 2008-03-24. "This book is probably the best one in the DragonLance: The New Adventures series." 
  11. ^ "Dan Willis Author Page". Goodreads. Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  12. ^ "VOYA OnLine Reviews". VOYA OnLine. Retrieved 2008-11-12. [dead link]
  13. ^ Diorio, Geri (2005). "Review: Dragon Sword/Dying Kingdom/Return of the Sorceress.". Voice of Youth Advocates 28 (3) (Scarecrow Press Inc., published August 2005). p. 238. ISSN 0160-4201. 

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