Dan Van Oss (danvanoss.com) grew up reading just about everything he could borrow from the town library, although admittedly sometimes just to get the sticker segments to complete the Reading Centipede for each book he finished reading. [more stories] He's had pieces published on humorwriters.org, won 2nd place in the Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction, was a semi-finalist in the humorpress.com writing contest, and was mentioned honorably in the Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition for Humor. He’s a Midwest guy, having spent time in Michigan and Kentucky, but mostly Iowa, where he now lives. He started writing during college, where he enjoyed getting red lines drawn through his Creative Writing projects, and where he also penned a weekly column in the school paper under the pseudonym “Fletcher Ford”. He’s currently working on his Survival Guide for Men series, which will include books on Home Improvement and Sports. You can catch his weekly humor column, the "Dubious Knowledge Institute," at dubiousknowledge.institute.