The first eighteen years of Dan Smith's life were spent crossing the world in one life and being subjected to the rigours of a traditional English boarding school in another.
He's lived in many places including Sierra Leone, Sumatra, northern and central Brazil. He's even lived in Spain and in the Soviet Union, but now he's settled in Newcastle with his wife and two young children to keep him on his toes. And, boy, do they keep him on his toes.
In 2004, one of Dan's stories 'Vai com Deus', was published in the literary anthology 'Matter 4', and in that year he was also short-listed for the Royal Literary Fund mentor scheme and for the Northern Writer's Awards. In April 2005 he was the winner of a 'Northern Promise' award. In 2008, Dan Smith signed a two book deal with The Orion Publishing Group. DRY SEASON is the first of those novels.