Dan Burns

Dan Burns

Chicago Arts Press

Screenwriter, author and publisher in La Grange, Illinois

About Dan

In addition to being a teacher, I am fortunate to be able to pursue a challenging and rewarding career as a writer.

I published my first non-fiction book, The First 60 Seconds (www.thefirstsixtyseconds.com), in May of 2009 and followed that with an eighteen-month public speaking and book tour. It was a wonderful opportunity to talk with thousands of people about how to be more effective in their job search and career efforts.

In 2013, Eckhartz Press released my first novel, a contemporary family drama titled Recalled To Life, and my first collection of short stories, No Turning Back, was published by Chicago Arts Press on April 29, 2014.

I am currently working on a new novel, A Fine Line, which is a crime mystery set in my hometown of Chicago. In addition to writing novels and short stories, I also write screenplays for the big screen.

Name: Dan Burns

Lives in: La Grange, Illinois

Company: Chicago Arts Press

Occupation: Screenwriter, Author and Publisher


  • Best Screenplay Award Winner, Naperville Independent Film Festival

  • Best Screenplay Award Finalist, Chicago Screenwriters Network Screenplay Competition

  • Best Screenplay Award Finalist, Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition


  • DePaul University (Chicago, IL)

  • DeVry University-Illinois (Chicago, IL)

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