Daniel Schwabauer is an award-winning author, teacher, and creator of the One Year Adventure Novel, the Amazing Gospel, Amazing True Life Stories and College Boot Camp.

His professional work includes stage plays, radio scripts, short stories, newspaper columns, comic books and scripting for the PBS animated series Auto-B-Good. His young adult novels, Runt the Brave and Runt the Hunted, have received numerous awards, including the 2005 Ben Franklin Award and the 2008 Eric Hoffer Award. He graduated from Kansas University’s Masters program in Creative Writing in 1995. He lives in Olathe, Kansas with his wife and daughter.

The One Year Adventure Novel Curriculum

A program that leads high school students through the process of writing a novel in one school year. The course includes 78 video lessons on DVD. More information is available at oneyearnovel.com

Crosswind Comics 

A non-profit organization that develops graphically intense educational materials for at-risk youth, prison inmates, and the functionally illiterate. The Amazing Gospel, a 48 page depiction of the life of Jesus, has been printed in six languages. The Amazing True Life Stories comic book series has been read by hundreds of thousands of prison inmates in the U.S. To read more or look at sample pages, check out CrosswindComics.com.

College Boot Camp

A 10-session video seminar exploring the ways college students are indoctrinated into humanism. Click here to thrive at college.


Tortured for His Faith (coming soon from Crosswind Comics)
Curse of the Seer (coming soon)
College Boot Camp (2011)
One Year Adventure Novel (CWP 2008)
Runt the Hunted (CWP 2007)
The Amazing Gospel (Crosswind Comics 2007)
Ulla (Escape Pod, 2006)
The Monster Trap [for PBS] (Wet Cement Productions, 2005)
Runt the Brave (CWP 2004)
Amazing True Life Stories #2 (Crosswind Comics 2003)
Troubled House (CWP 2003)
The Rule (ID Net 2002)
Amazing True Life Stories #1 (Crosswind Comics 2001)


• 2008 Eric Hoffer Award - YA Fiction
• 2007 National Best Books Award
• 2005 Ben Franklin Award - Best New Voice in Children’s Literature
Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award Finalist
• Independent Publisher IPPY semi-finalist
• Grant K. Goodman Playwright Award
• Nebula [recommendations]


To read my occasional posts on writing, books and life: blog the adventure.


MEMBER: Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators

"an amazing read"

"Schwabauer combines the best of Narnia, Middle Earth and his own talent in this unforgettable retelling of David & Goliath." - Church Libraries

"absorbing" - Kirkus

"an amazing read" - Heartland Reviews

"fantastic" - Midwest Book Review

"fantasy for everyone" - VOYA   



"When I stay up too late, caught in a good book, I pay for it in the morning. Runt the Hunted was worth it. This sequel to Runt the Brave is just as exciting, thought-provoking, and hard to put down as the award-winning first book was." - EHO

"wondrous" - Midwest Book Review

"excellent" - Heartland Reviews


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