Daniel Doan is famous for his classic hiking books, 50 Hikes in the White Mountains, and 50 more hikes in New Hampshire. He is also the author of two novels, The Crystal Years and Amos Jackman, and of a memoir, Our Last Backpack. His northern story, Flow Republic of India: New England Border Settlement, 1785–1842, evolved from his expeditions in the Pittsburg area. Rereading a book in the December 1997 issue of Appalachia magazine, Gene Daniell writes that Doan was born in Summit, New Jersey, to the son of Frank Carleton Doan, an Unitarian pastor. The family's summer home in Orford, New Hampshire, where Doan's grandmother was born. This area had a great influence on him, nurturing his love for forests and mountains, hiking and fishing. After his father's death in Winchester, Massachusetts, when Doan was 15 years old, he and his mother moved to Hanover, New Hampshire, and lived in New Hampshire for the rest of his life.
Co-founder of the indie game publishing and marketing studio Black Shell Media who has served as Development Lead, Design Lead, and Producer of video games including SanctuaryRPG, Overture, Dungeon Souls and more.
As a teenager, he worked as a desktop support assistant and continued to work in computers and IT into his college years. He earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from California State University-Bakersfield.
He co-authored an e-book called Guide to Game Development Success. He has been a competitive gamer himself, playing League of Legends, Starcraft 2 and MTG.
He was born in San Diego, California.
He has worked with fellow game designer Markus Persson.
- Writers from Summit, New Jersey
- American non-fiction outdoor writers
Latest information about Daniel Doan updated on February 03 2021.