Don Daglow

Don Daglow

Don Daglow's creation of Neverwinter Nights™, which ran for six years on AOL, earned a 2008 Technical Emmy® Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He is a past winner of the National Endowment for the Arts "New Voices" playwriting competition, and his work has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction under legendary editor Robert L. Ferman. His books have won many awards, including a Gold Medal from the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards, Gold Medal for Best Mystery of the Year from the Readers' Favorite Book Awards, and the "trifecta" of Best Book of the Year Finalist, Best Novel of the Year and Best Mystery of the Year from the Top Shelf Book Awards. Don's game and business honors include the Hall of Fame at the Computerspielemuseum in Berlin, the Hall of Fame at Games Rome, multiple Game of the Year honors, three listings on the Prestigious Inc. 500, and the CGE Award for "groundbreaking achievements that shaped the Video Game Industry." He studied writing under Dr. Steven C. Young at Pomona College, where he received his B.A. in English (Playwriting). He later earned his M.Ed. from Claremont Graduate University and taught Social Studies, English and Theatre as a bilingual teacher at a public middle school in a Southern California barrio. He's held jobs ranging from Public School Teacher to Game Designer to CEO, and from Royal Playwright for Her Majesty's Puppet Theatres at the original Renaissance Faire to Spear Carrier at the Marin Shakespeare Festival under legendary directors Ann Brebner and John Brebner, who served as Casting Directors for many of George Lucas' films. When he returned to writing fiction part time, "The Fog Seller," his first published novel, a) took seven years to complete, b) won seven major independent book awards and c) earned a spot on seven of Amazon's best-seller charts, including those for Mystery and Literary Fiction. It remains to be seen if this is a coincidence or evidence of a far-reaching literary conspiracy. Don Daglow's family has lived in San Francisco and Marin for five generations, and were survivors of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire who camped out in Golden Gate Park after their home was destroyed. His passion for this unique setting shines through in The Fog Seller, which even long-time locals have described as introducing them to new places in the area. He works near the Sausalito Ferry, and he and his wife Marta have lived in three different Sausalito neighborhoods.

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