Upcoming Events


June 10, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Book Signing at the Printers Row Lit Fest
Join Dan and other local authors at the Chicago Writers Association Tent in the heart of Chicago.CLICK HERE for additional information.

June 11, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Book Signing at the Printers Row Lit Fest
Join Dan and other local authors at the Society of Midland Authors Tent.

June 11, 2017 - 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Book Signing at the Printers Row Lit Fest
Join Dan and other local authors at the Mystery Writers of Association Tent.

More Events Coming Soon. Stay Tuned!




Past Events


October 8, 2016 - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Indie Author Day - Author Panel at the Thomas Ford Memorial Library, Western Springs IL
Join Dan and other local authors as they discuss the writing life and independent publishing. The event includes a local author panel from 11:00-12:00 and an Indie Author Q&A from 1:00-2:00. CLICK HERE for additional information.

June 11, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Printers Row Lit Fest, Chicago, IL
Join Dan and other members of the Chicago Writers Association at the premier book event of the midwest. He'll be at the Chicago Writers Association Tent. CLICK HERE for additional information.

See OUT OF TOUCH at the Chicago International REEL Shorts Film Fest

See the short film, OUT OF TOUCH, on Saturday, December 12th at 1:30 p.m. at Columbia College - Ferguson Theater, 600 S. Michigan Ave Chicago, IL. Put it on your calendar and get your tickets today! For more information and tickets CLICK HERE.


September 19 - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 4rd Annual Writers Block Party, Elgin Public Library, Elgin, IL
Join Dan at and other members of the Chicago Writers Association for a panel discussion regarding "Scripting Your Story." Learn more.

September 3, 2015 - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. "Win the Job Interview Before it Begins"
Join Dan at the Interfaith Career Network seminar where he will discuss how to win a job in today's competitive market. He will focus on highlights of his bestselling career book, The First 60 Seconds: Win the Job Interview Before it Begins. Saint Cletus Parish, 600 West 55th Street, La Grange, IL. This program is open to all and there is no fee for attending.

June 6, 2015 - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Printers Row Lit Fest, Chicago, IL
Join Dan and other members of the Chicago Writers Association at the premier book event of the midwest. He'll be at the Chicago Writers Association Tent. CLICK HERE for additional information.

November 15, 2014 - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. "Sisters Serving Book Signing and Fundraiser"
Join Dan and fellow author Chiara Talluto at the Acquaviva Wine Bar, 214 Main Street, St. Charles, IL. where they will be on hand to sign books and discuss their writing. Raffle tickets available, along with great prizes and delicious wines all in support of a fantastic volunteer organization.

November 8, 2014 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:30. "Win the Job Interview Before it Begins"
Join Dan at the Calumet City Public Library where he will discuss how to win a job in today's competitive market. He will focus on highlights of his bestselling career book, The First 60 Seconds: Win the Job Interview Before it Begins. Call Keisha Hester at (708) 862-6220 for more information.

September 20, 2014 - 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. "Naperville Independent Film Festival Awards Gala"
Join us as we make our way into Center Stage Theatre for the Gala Awards show. Here the lucky filmmakers, actors, and writers will receive their NIFF trophies and we'll have lots of fun. Plus stay for a great reception after to congratulate the award winners and mingle. Visit http:/​/​www.naperfilmfest.org for more information.

September 5, 2014 - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. "Word of Art - A Collaboration of Authors and Artists from Illinois and Wisconsin"
Join Dan and dozens of other writers and artists for the Word of Art exhibition. Come and see author writings with corresponding works of art from local artists. Dan's poem, A Song of Reason will be displayed along a custom work of art commissioned specifically for the event. All writing and artwork will be on display and published in a Word of Art hardcover edition.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 920 Third Avenue, Rockford, IL. CLICK HERE for more information.

August 16, 2014 - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 3rd Annual Writers Block Party: The Road to Published, Elgin Public Library, Elgin, IL
Join Dan at and other members of the Chicago Writers Association for a panel discussion regarding "Promoting Yourself as a Writer." Learn more.

June 26, 2014 - 7:00 p.m. BAC to Reading Summer Book Club at the Beverly Arts Center
Dan will talk with Penny Golden and book club audience members about his novel, Recalled to Life and other writing-related topics. Cash bar!

June 8, 2014 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Printers Row Lit Fest, Chicago
Join Dan and other members of the Society of Midland Authors at the premier book event of the midwest. He'll be at Tent "S" on Dearborn between Harrison and Polk. CLICK HERE for an event map.

June 7, 2014 - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Printers Row Lit Fest, Chicago
Join Dan and other members of the Chicago Writers Association at the premier book event of the midwest. He'll be at Tent "F" on Dearborn just north of Harrison. CLICK HERE for an event map.

February 1, 2014 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:30. "Win the Job Interview Before it Begins"
Join Dan at the Calumet City Public Library where he will discuss how to win a job in today's competitive market. He will focus on highlights of his bestselling career book, The First 60 Seconds: Win the Job Interview Before it Begins. Call Keisha Hester at (708) 862-6220 for more information.

December 4, 2013 - 6:30 p.m. Book Club with Dan Burns
Join Dan and the Lansing Public Library Book Club when they meet to discuss Dan's new novel, Recalled to Life. Learn about the inspiration behind Danís new Chicago-based drama as well the details behind his approach to writing short stories, screenplays, and novels. Call Sandra Iosue at (708) 474-2447 for more information.

October 12, 2013 - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Joliet Regional Author Fair
The Joliet Regional Author Fair will be held at the Joliet Public Library - Black Road Branch at 3395 Black Road, Joliet, IL 60431. Stop by to visit Dan and other regional authors as they discuss and promote their books.

September 28, 2013 - 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Glen Ellyn Public Library Bookfest
Dan will be on hand to talk about the Chicago Writers Association and benefits of being a member. He will also be promoting his new novel, Recalled to Life. Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. Call (630) 790-6747 for more information.


August 8, 2013 - 9:00 a.m. CT - Radio Interview
Host Cyrus Webb welcomes author Dan Burns to Conversations LIVE's "Breakfast with Books" to discuss his book RECALLED TO LIFE.

Book Release Party - Thursday, June 20 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Hammer Boutique 703 W Hillgrove Ave, La Grange, IL 60525. Everyone is welcome.

Printers Row Lit Fest - Sunday June 9th, 2013 from 12-2 p.m. - Book signing at the Chicago Books United tent, tent H, on the north end of the festival. Please stop by to say "Hi!"

May 31, 2013 - Official national release of Recalled To Life

May 17, 2013 - Pre-orders begin for Recalled To Life