The Dawn of Reason and From the Reliquary of Job

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Dan Gallagher

Dan graduated from Virginia Military Institute (1981), third among Economics majors, simultaneously completing the Modern Languages curriculum. He served in the Infantry, then as a reservist in a Special Forces support role, next as a Training Company Commander and later in a classified Army Research Institute role. Dan completed his Master of Business Administration at William & Mary (1986). He and wife Laura married in 1988, loved raising their four children, and assisted both Boy and Girl Scouting through their church from 2000 to 2010. Dan was a nationally recognized Financial Planner from 1987 through 2017. He is the author of numerous business and pension articles since 1992, with technical and dramatic non-fiction articles appearing in Virginia Lawyers Weekly, Financial & Estate Planning, Creative Loafing and Charlotte Ventures. Now retired to writing, speaking, editing and teaching, his The Secrets of Successful financial Planning was published in 2018 by Skyhorse Publishing to rave reviews. His 1998 novel, The Pleistocene Redemption, sold many thousands and will be available, revised as Ancient of Genes, fall 2018. Dan is the author of numerous short stories published by Superversive Press, NFAA Archery and Millhaven Press. His 2018 projects include a book of humor shorts and two anthologies, one mystical and one cryptozoological. Dan, wife-for-life Laura and their four children now hail from Charlotte, NC. Excerpts, reviews and several short works are available at his website,