Hello! It’s just me, Dan, lover of books, science fiction, peanut butter, and animals – especially dogs. Moose, the cute one in the picture, prefers to take the easy way out when it comes to hiking. He’s just one of the many pets we have. Seriously, you name it, and we’ve probably got it – or at least had it at one time or another. Except snakes, which totally freak me out. Show me a snake; I run. End of story.

Even though I grew up in a small town, three of us in our first-grade class of about twenty total kids had the same name: Danny. So, my name became “Danny Mc” – which I proudly carried with me for a dozen years. Many years down the road … at the time of my first book cover preparation (when it was obvious that my complete name would bleed into an additional page), I wanted a pseudonym that was short and different. My search resulted in only one Nimak found, and he’s a shepherd in Siberia so I doubt I’ll be running into him at the local coffee shop on a regular basis. And even better, if you pronounce “Dan Nimak” correctly, it sounds like “Danny Mc”.

Some personal (and random) faves:

“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.”   (Mark Twain)

“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.”   (Ambrose Bierce)

“Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?”   (Douglas Adams)

“Because paper has more patience than people.”   (Anne Frank)

“Miserable people cannot afford to dislike each other.”   (Dodie Smith)

Finally…the best song closing lyrics ever (The Eagles):   “You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.”

         Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.   (James 1:27 NIV)