Dan Wells (born March 4, 1977) writes in a variety of genres, from dark humor to science fiction to supernatural thriller. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University, with a bachelor degree in English, emphasizing writing and editing. He is the author of the Partials series and the John Cleaver series.
Wells wrote his first stories, based on the Choose Your Own Adventure series, when he was in second grade. He followed up with several novellas, a serial and a series of comic books when he was in high school. Wells finished his first serious novel when he was 22. He been writing books and short stories for years, with varying degrees of success, but when he sat down to write about John Cleaver, a teenage sociopath, he knew he had finally found what he wanted to do.
Wells is best known as the author of I Am Not a Serial Killer, a horror novel published in the United States by Tor Books. It has been released in the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, and Taiwan.
He also is one of the four authors (including Mary Robinette Kowal, Brandon Sanderson, and Howard Tayler) that contribute to the podcast Writing Excuses.