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Dan and Janet, Sullivan's Island, SC, June 2009.

Dan and Janet, Sullivan’s Island, SC, June 2009.

Dan Conover is a novelist, freelancer and market gardener outside Easley, SC.

Before moving to the South Carolina Upstate in 2016, Conover spent 22 years in Charleston, SC, working as a reporter, editor, web director, videographer, freelance writer, illustrator, web-designer and media technology consultant. He spent 14 years with The (Charleston) Post and Courier, becoming the newspaper’s city editor and web director while winning the state’s highest individual journalism honor (Journalist of the Year) in 2005. Before his move to Charleston in 1994, Conover worked for newspapers in Shelby, Waynesville and Chapel Hill, NC.

Between 2008 and 2016, Conover worked a series of gigs as a freelance writer, speaker and web designer, but also worked for a Chicago-based tech consulting firm and a local bicycle shop before founding Xarktopia LLC with his wife, Janet Edens, in 2010. He worked as the director of marketing and communications for the Charleston Battery soccer club from 2014-2016.

In July 2016  the Conovers moved to a 35-acre family farm in Pickens County, SC. They made the move permanent in the fall of 2017 with the sale of their home in Charleston.

Conover is the author of four novels (Another Goddamn Novel About The Collapsing Quantum MultiverseBokur, A Madness and Siobeth) and is a lapsed member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. His science fiction short stories have appeared in four paperback anthologies. He completed the first draft of his fifth novel in 2017

He received his certification as a mechanic from the United Bicycle Institute of Portland, Ore., in August 2010,  and operated CHS Uptown Bikes, a mobile repair service, from 2012-15.

He has been married to Janet Edens Conover since 1999. They have four children (David Hartsell, Luke Conover, Lee Hartsell and Callie Hartsell) from previous marriages.

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