Novelist Dana Haynes’ first thriller, CRASHERS was released in 2010 by Minotaur Books. It won the Spotted Owl Award from Friends of Mystery as 2010′s best mystery or thriller written by a Northwest writer.
His first screenplay, an adaptation of CRASHERS, made it to the semifinals of the Nichols Fellowship.
BREAKING POINT, the sequel to CRASHERS, made its debut in 2011.
Minotaur has requested two more thrillers featuring Daria Gibron, one of her heroes of CRASHERS.
Haynes spent 20 years in Oregon newspaper newsrooms, as a writer, columnist and editor. He also served as communictions director for Portland Community College.