Dan Anderson was born in Vidalia, Georgia, whose claim to fame is being "The Onion Capital of the World." His family moved to Florida to escape the stress from the publicity of living in such a famous place. His fascination with humor became evident to all when he was elected the Wittiest Senior in his high school class (it was a small class and he was too chubby for Most Athletic, too ugly for Most Popular and too dumb for Most Likely to Succeed). He graduated from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee thanks to curricula outlines (think Cliff's Notes) and buying the notes of students who had actually attended classes.
After college, he was drafted by the Army and served with the Americal Infantry Division in Vietnam. However, he was shipped back to the states a year later when it became apparent that his lethargic military skills had no discernible positive impact upon the war. On a positive note, he later managed to obtain his MBA from California Lutheran College in Thousand Oaks, California by milking the G. I. Bill until his educational benefits ran out.
Forced to seek employment, and lacking demonstrable talents, he found a career with good pay and low demands: an executive position with a large U. S. financial corporation. When it eventually became evident that he was an imposter in the areas of leadership, organizational theory and design, and decision-making, he was downsized. He then wandered into insurance and investment sales with another financial company and became successful. This was a total surprise to his colleagues since he rarely showed up at the office and scheduled few appointments with clients in order to avoid overtaxinghimself and interfering with his afternoon naps.
Having honed his writing skills completing employment applications and wildly fictitious r�sum�s, it was only natural that he would eventually become an author of fiction. Bad Vibrations, a humorous mystery, is his first installment in a projected series featuring his outr� protagonist, Chauncey McFadden.