Summer Letters is a fictional novel. While some of the elements of the story are inspired by real life events and people, Dan states that the characters, situations, locations, and most other components are imaginary.
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Dan Petermeier grew up in Watertown, Minnesota, a small community outside Minneapolis. After he married his wife Beth in 1994, they spent a year in Minnesota before moving to Arizona. Their time in the desert was short-lived and they returned to the Twin Cities in 1998. During the better part of the next thirteen years, they lived in the Twin Cities area and even worked together many of those years. At the end of 2011, they relocated to South Florida where they currently reside.
Like his wife, Dan was raised in a large family. The second youngest of seven, his siblings and his father still reside in Minnesota.
A Romance Novel by Dan Petermeier
Throughout his life, Dan has been known as a writer. While most of his writing skills were used for business purposes, he has written several short, fictional stories. Through the years some of his work was shared with friends and family, while others were written solely for his wife.
For many years, Dan felt that God was calling him to use his writing talents to write Summer Letters. Dan always knew what the story would be about, but until he began writing the manuscript a few years ago, he really wasn't exactly sure how all the details would unfold. Ever since he knew he would some day write the book, the general story line never changed, but through many revisions, the details and the varying subplots took several twists and turns. Even the title Summer Letters wasn't finalized until it met with the publisher's approval.
Dan credits the tremendous support and encouragement of his wife for writing this story that has been years in the making. Dan also knows this book wouldn't be possible if not for the inspiration he received from his mother and mother-in-law, both having left this world before they could see Summer Letters in print.
Dan is currently finishing his next romance novel - one that he hopes to have available in 2017. If you like Summer Letters, the next book will not disappoint!