Dan Hays is a gifted writer who has been pursuing his craft for more than 20 years. His passion has always been writing, but he had a writing block that he could not understand for many years. In 1985 he wrote a book about being the adult child of alcoholic parents. Several publishers were very interested; he felt he had “lost the thread of the story,” backed away from the book and did not return to it.
In 1987 Dan’s father died. In 1993, trying to understand his father better, he wrote a book entitled Nothing Left to Lose, about a critical turning point in his father’s life. Several agents expressed interest in the book. Again, he “lost the thread” and walked away from the book, puzzled as to why it had happened yet again.
Lost creativity is just one of the elements of the story he explores in his first published book, Freedom’s Just Another Word, which chronicles events around the time of his father’s death. It is the first of a cycle of 7 books about healing old wounds with his father. That cycle will culminate with Nothing Left to Lose, written from a perspective of forgiveness and admiration.