Daniel Andrew “Dan” Wells is an American horror and science fiction author. He is noted for the John Cleaver series, the Mirador series, and his New York Times bestselling Partials Sequence. His first published novel I Am Not a Serial Killer became a major motion picture in 2016. He currently co-hosts Writing Excuses, a podcast that answers writing-related questions. He is a Utah native and a graduate of Brigham Young University.