Dan Brooks writes essays, journalism, fiction, screenplays and handsome copy on a freelance basis. His work has appeared in The New York Times and the Missoula Independent. He lives in Montana with his bicycle.
- Society of Professional Journalists Northwest Excellence in Journalism Award — First Place: Editorial and Commentary — 2013
- Montana Newspaper Association Award — Third Place: Column — 2013
- Montana Newspaper Association Award — Best Column — 2012
- Missouri Review Editor’s Prize — Runner-Up: Fiction — 2005