About Dan

“The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this:
that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed;
but a thing created is loved before it exists.”

Charles Dickens
Daniel C. McWhorter
Aspiring best-selling author
and life-long sci-fi fan.

Daniel C. McWhorter (“Dan” to everyone who knows him) is an avid reader and life-long science fiction and fantasy fan who has long dreamed about writing for a living.

As is the case for many of us, the realities of life took him in a different direction and his dream was put on hold while he worked to achieve successful careers in telecom, software engineering, and talent development. In 2017, Dan decided to leave corporate America and start writing. His first book, Restoration, was the result.

Dan lives in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia with his wife, dog, and two-dozen chickens. When he's not writing, he likes to hike, boat, fish and experience the exceptional beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. If the weather is bad, you may find him online playing the current MMO flavor of the month or banging away on his Xbox controller.


Awards And Nominations

Although still early in his writing career, Dan has received several awards and nominations for his work on The Gaia Origin Series.

He is still working toward his goal of becoming a "Best Selling Author", and he's going to need your help to do it.

How you can you help? Lots of ways!

  1. Review Dan's books—reviews are critical for a new author. Reviews drive algorithms, and algorithms drive sales!
  2. Subscribe to the newsletter and keep in touch with Dan. He loves to hear from his readers, and he views all feedback as a gift. Please take a minute to let him know what you like and don't like about his writing—he'll be eternally grateful.
  3. Tell your friends and spread the word! Success as an indie writer can only be achieved by word of mouth. The more people you tell, the more likely they are to read Dan's books. So please "phone a friend" and tell them about The Gaia Origin Series today!


  • Revival: The Gaia Origin Series, Book Two

    2021 Cygnus Science Fiction Finalist

  • Revival: The Gaia Origin Series, Book Two

    2021 Chanticlear 5-star
    Best Book Award

  • Revival: The Gaia Origin Series, Book Two

    2021 TopShelf Book Awards,   Runner-up: Dystopian Fiction

  • Restoration: The Gaia Origin Series, Book One

    2020 TopShelf Book Awards Finalist

  • Restoration: The Gaia Origin Series, Book One

    2019 TopShelf Indie Book
    Awards Nomination

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