American author with an appetite for nostalgia, offbeat humor, and thrills and chills.
Dan McDowell is a husband and father by day and an author by night. The end result, chilling stories with gritty, real people facing unmistakable obstacles. With inspiration emerging from the best and worst of Dan’s nightmares, memories, and hyperactive imagination, he weaves tales of bizarre and intriguing proportions into a new stratosphere of descriptive writing that remains both distinct and thought provoking. He and his family reside in the San Antonio, TX, area.
WHEN SHE COMES KNOCKING
A new house seems the perfect remedy to mending Ben Decker’s scars.
He’s a pill pusher that loves movies.
He’s a family man that looks to the future.
But with every home comes neighbors, and Jean Jackson wants more than a cup of sugar.
Ben soon finds it’ll take more than green grass and picket fences to slay his demons.
Lock your doors and close the shades.
This suburban nightmare begins now!
"The suburbs have rarely been this terrifying. A tour-de-force psychological thriller that explores obsession, survivor's guilt and the nature of sanity." -BestThrillers.com
"Dark, winding, and wonderfully addictive... McDowell excels at constructing the unsettling atmosphere of a dark psychological thriller, contrasting the mundane routines of family life with grimness lurking in the background... Riveting!" -The Prairies Book Review
"A memorable psychological thriller that will drag you through a series of mind-bending twists to a surprise ending." -Sublime Book Review
"Chilling... A master storyteller, Dan McDowell's literary style is rich in vivid details and visual imagery." -Readers' Favorite
"When She Comes Knocking is a quick read enriched by witty dialogues and suspense-a novel sure to have you wondering about your neighbors." -The Book Commentary
POOL MAN: A NIGHTMARE IN RIVERTON NOVEL
2022 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal Winner
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"McDowell's newest nightmare is fresh, darkly funny, and deserving of every horror fan's attention."-BestThrillers.com
"Surreal, moving, and exciting at the same time, fans of John Grisham and Dean Koontz will love Pool Man. I certainly did!" -Greg Hoover, author of The Pain Killer
"Family dysfunction, visceral horror, social criticism, and nonstop suspense - Pool Man has it all... the stuff of nightmares. " -Steven Rigolosi, author of The Haunting of Kinnawe House
"Buckle up. Pool Man is delightfully unpredictable... horror at its best!" -Jeff Bailey, author of Not on My Watch
"Pool Man has a weird and wacky plot, filled with twists, turns, dark humor, and plenty of suspense." -Sublime Book Review
"A gripping, philosophical horror thriller... a moving and engaging portrait of the complexities of familial love that takes readers to the boundaries... suspenseful, and at times chilling, this dark thriller with a touch of otherworldly will keep readers on the edges of their seats." -The Prairies Book Review
"If surreal psychological thriller/horror is your jam, you'll have a blast with Pool Man. Filled with suspense, intrigue, and nail-biting thrills, Dan McDowell's uniquely twisted tale hooks you in from the get-go and refuses to let go until the end." -Readers' Favorite
"Pool Man is a roller coaster ride slip-sliding through fact and fiction at a dizzying pace... from one dangerous reality to another... Go ahead, dive into the deep end. Pool Man is going to get you." -Bill Scannell, author of The Last Taxpayer at King Henry's Faire
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AUTHOR CURATED PLAYLIST: POOL MAN
Nightmare in Riverton Novels
Level Zero (Available now in print, e-book, and audiobook.)
Oak Hollow (Available now in print, e-book, and audiobook.)
Pool Man (Available now in print, e-book, and audiobook.)
WHEN SHE COMES KNOCKING (Available now in print and e-book, audiobook coming soon!)
QUESTIONS? REACH OUT.
One of the greatest perks of my job is getting feedback and interacting with readers. Contact me if you’ve got any comments or questions for me, I’d love to hear from you.
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San Antonio, TX, USA