Novelist Dana Haynes spent 20 years in Oregon newspaper newsrooms, split evenly between weeklies and dailies. He won awards as a reporter, columnist, and editor. A native of the Pacific Northwest, he now serves as spokesman for Mayor Charlie Hales of Portland, Ore.
Haynes’ first thriller, CRASHERS was released in 2010 by Minotaur Books, a division of St. Martin’s Press. It won the Spotted Owl Award from Friends of Mystery as 2010’s best mystery or thriller written by a Northwest writer.
His first screenplay, an adaptation of CRASHERS made it to the semifinals of the Nichols Fellowship in 2005.
BREAKING POINT the sequel to CRASHERS made its debut in 2011.
ICE COLD KILL, the breakout thriller for Daria Gibron, was released in 2012. The book focuses on Daria, the Israeli ex-soldier and ex-spy who first appeared in CRASHERS. Daria’s adventures continued this August in GUN METAL HEART.
Haynes is repped by Janet Reid of Fine Print Literary Management.
He lives in Portland with his wife, novelist Katy King, and their cat, Glamour. He formerly wrote three mysteries under the pen name Conrad Haynes.
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