North of Boston, west of Cape Ann
Dan Speers is a novelist, poet and writer of humor and satire, and singer/songwriter. He is also a former journalist and columnist, as well as the author of numerous college and adult education textbooks primarily in computer applications and programming languages. His novels include “Master Spies Die Laughing,” a political satire that turns on how a secret plan to attack Iran was bungled by inept intelligence, and “Boxes Lie Waiting,” a haunting mystery that questions what people think they see and what they think they know when confronted with the possibility of a murderer living in their midst. Told through the eyes of man suffering from traumatic brain injury, Boxes was named a quarterfinalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. His book on Tiger Woods: Ten Ways to Play the Lie, has thrilled and tickled the funny bones of golfers throughout the world. In addition to the infamous Tiger Woods Dictionary, this humorous satire has a serious side that explores the reasons why rich and famous men cheat on their wives. His web site, www.citizenpoet.com, offers poetic commentary on politics, society and events of the day. His poem, Does Anyone Know I’m Here? won the 2005 Tom Howard/John H. Reid Poetry Contest sponsored by Tom Howard Books. Another poem, So Very Cold Outside, was first published in Margie, The American Journal of Poetry, vol., 5, as one of six American Journal finalists in 2006. His songs include Deep Red Wine, Come On Out, Haverhill, Bonita, Run Kitty Run, and Chasing Gold.