Dan Jolley

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Dan Jolley
Jolley at the 2013 New York Comic Con
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JSA: The Liberty Files
Alex Unlimited

Dan Jolley is an American novelist and comic book writer. His comics work includes DC Comics' Firestorm and Graphic Universe's Twisted Journeys, a series of interactive fiction or gamebooks in graphic novel form, and his novel work includes the young-adult science fiction espionage series Alex Unlimited along with his international best selling novel, The Gray Widow's Walk, which is his first book in the Gray Widow trilogy that he publishes through Seventh Star Press. He created the comic book character Jason Rusch with ChrisCross.



Dan Jolley began his writing career in the early nineties. His limited series Obergeist was voted Best Horror Comic of 2001 by Wizard magazine, and his DC Comics project JSA: The Unholy Three received an Eisner Award nomination for Best Limited Series of 2003.

His other comics include Bloodhound, a series about an investigator following a super-powered serial killer in the DC Universe. [1]

May 2007 saw the debut of his first novel series, an original young-adult science fiction espionage story called Alex Unlimited, published by a joint venture of Tokyopop and HarperCollins.

He wrote many manga novels for the Warriors series by Erin Hunter, including The Lost Warrior , [2] Warrior's Refuge , Warrior's Return (the previous three all belonging to the Graystripe's Adventure trilogy) The Rise of Scourge, Into the Woods, Escape from the Forest, Return to the Clans (the previous three all belonging to the Sasha and Tigerstar trilogy), Shattered Peace , A Clan in Need , The Heart of a Warrior (the previous three belonging to the Ravenpaw's Path trilogy), The Rescue, Beyond the Code, After the Flood (the previous three belonging to the SkyClan and the Stranger trilogy), A Shadow in RiverClan, Winds of Change, Exile from ShadowClan, and A Thief in ThunderClan. [3]

He also wrote the teen novelization of the 2008 motion picture Iron Man .

Jolley was on the design team of Icarus Studios' post-apocalyptic MMORPG, Fallen Earth . He writes for video games from Activision and Ubisoft.



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