Dan Brown Facts

Dan Brown Facts
Dan Brown (Daniel Brown) is an American novelist best known for his bestseller The Da Vinci Code, released in 2003. Dan was born on June 22nd, 1964 in Exeter, New Hampshire, to Richard G. Brown, a math teacher and textbook author, and Constance Brown, a church organist and musician. Dan Brown developed an interest in puzzles and secrets at a young age, which would serve him well in his future writing career. Dan's father often created treasure hunts for Dan and his three younger siblings, even giving the children a treasure map one Christmas to find their gifts, as opposed to putting them under the tree.
Interesting Dan Brown Facts:
Dan Brown attended Amherst College, graduating in 1989.
Dan wanted to be a singer and songwriter after graduating from Amherst College but he wasn't overly successful.
Dan Brown moved to Los Angeles in 1991 and taught Spanish at Beverly Hills Prep School.
Dan Brown joined the National Academy of Songwriters and met Blythe Newlon, a woman that helped promote his music career.
Dan Brown released four music CDs which gained him backers for his music, but his reclusive nature proved to stagnate his music career.
Dan brown returned to New England and Blythe Newlon went with him. They would eventually marry in 1997.
Dan taught English as Phillips Exeter, the same school he attended as a child. He also taught Spanish at Lincoln Akerman School.
In 1993 Dan Brown became inspired to write thriller novels. Digital Fortress was released in 1998. It was his first published thriller.
Dan Brown's books are well-researched and often include conspiracies, secrets, symbols, puzzles of sorts, and mysteries.
Angels and Demons was published in 2000, followed by Deception Point in 2001.
Although Dan Brown's first three novels were modestly successful, when The Da Vinci Code was released her became a top-selling novelist world-wide.
The Da Vinci Code was translated into more than 40 different languages.
Some members of the Catholic Church thought that The Da Vinci Code was anti-Christian.
Ron Howard directed the film adaptation of The Da Vinci Code, starring Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon. It was released in 2006 and met with great success.
Angels and Demons was adapted into film and released in 2009. Tom Hanks again played the starring role of Robert Langdon.
In 2009 Dan Brown's novel The Lost Symbol was released. More than one million copies sold the day it was released. The Lost Symbol's main character was Robert Langdon.
Inferno, Dan Brown's latest novel was published in 2013 again features Robert Langdon as he tries to unravel Dante's Inferno's secrets, amidst symbols, codes, and a riddle that could forever alter the world.
Dan Brown wrote a book under the name Danielle Brown in 1995, co-written with his wife titled 187 Men to Avoid: A Survival Guide for the Romantically Frustrated Woman. He also co-wrote The Bald Book with his wife in 1998.
Dan Brown was unsuccessfully sued by another author in 2005, and his publisher Random House successfully defended themselves in a copyright infringement case brought on by authors of a non-fiction book about Jesus and Mary Magdalene.

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