Illustration of Dan by  Carl Thompson

Illustration of Dan by Carl Thompson

"Writing is the only art where the canvas stands ready for the brush and paint—in the mind of your reader."

- Daniel D. MAurer, Author - speaker - person in long-term recovery

Daniel D. Maurer

Nonfiction Author

Sobriety: A Graphic Novel

Sobriety: A Graphic Novel uses the format of comics. It's incredibly powerful—it is simple without being simplistic. An award-winning book, Sobriety is not only wildly popular with young adults, but also as a testimony to families and friends that people can change their lives.

Faraway: A Suburban Boy's Story as a Victim of Sex Trafficking 

Faraway: A Suburban Boy's Story as a Victim of Sex Trafficking shares another powerful tale of transformation. This true story is set in inner-city St. Louis in 1975; it gives another glimpse of the problem of sex trafficking while revealing the hope that true friendship offers.

Endure: The Power of Spiritual Assets for Resilience to Trauma & Stress

Endure is not simply a collection of stories; it's an unprecedented look at how spirituality isn't just a nice, fluffy thing we believe in, but how your own beliefs can genuinely affect your ability to bounce back after stress and trauma.



All Dan's books are nationally distributed, groundbreaking resources illustrating the power and reality of personal transformation.

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Freelance Writer

I write for Sparkhouse, the ecumenical division and outreach of Augsburg Fortress, producing material for Whirl, the exciting new lectionary based curriculum. I have also written material for Amicus, a publisher that produces cutting edge educational books for children. I have articles published in The Word in SeasonCongregationsa publication by the Alban InstituteThe Nature Conservancy, and; Alive Now by The Upper Room. I have also edited a 365-Day Bible Study for a freelance writer and have served as a ghostwriter for a professional chef based out of Chicago. Daniel is also the Director of Creative Content and Marketing for Clergy Stuff and the Founder, Site Manager, and Editor (and writer to boot!) at the skits and play resource site Arches 'n Bells!

Dynamic Speaker & Recovery Advocate

One of the joys of writing is continuing the conversation with others who not only want to hear my story, but share their own stories of transformation. Transformation Is Real serves as host for other writers and has provided me with contacts to speak publicly, sharing that real transformation is available within the grasp of anyone.

I have a busy speaking schedule, and I would love to speak at your event. Email me. I read it all.