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Daniel Schwabauer, MA, is an award-winning author and teacher. Many in the homeschool community know him as the creator and beloved teacher of The One Year Adventure Novela highly-praised creative writing curriculum for high school students. In response to many requests, he developed a Language Arts curriculum for middle school students as well, a magazine-writing curriculum called Cover Story.

“My goal in creating the Byline curriculum, for grades 9–12, is to make essay writing fun, by teaching students essay skills through chronojournalism—reporting on the past.”
~ Daniel Schwabauer
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His professional work includes novels, stage plays, radio scripts, short stories, newspaper columns, comic books, nonfiction ghost writing, and scripting for the PBS animated series Auto-B-Good.

He is also editor of Crosswind Comics, dedicated to developing educational materials for youth-at-risk, prison inmates, and others. He created the Amazing True Life Stories series as well as The Amazing Gospel graphic novel, which has been translated into several languages and is used around the world.

Daniel has received numerous writing awards, including the 2005 Ben Franklin Award for Best New Voice in Children’s Literature for his novel, Runt the Brave, and the 2007 Best Books Award for his novel, Runt the Hunted. The Curse of the Seer, book three in the Legends of Tira-Nor series, released in 2015. He holds a master’s in Creative Writing from the University of Kansas.

Daniel Schwabauer


“I want to help take the intimidation factor out of writing. Helping students to enjoy the process is part of that. I love to see them discover they can do it.”

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