From the Publisher

Writer and musician Danny Carnahan lives in Albany, California with his wife Saundra. His published writing includes Irish Songs For Guitar (2004, Hal Leonard) and true stories for Travelers’ Tales. Danny’s feature articles have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle and in eclectic music magazines including Acoustic Guitar and Mandolin Magazine.

Danny is most widely known as a musician and songwriter, having toured and recorded for over 30 years on the folk and international acoustic circuits. Both solo and collaborating with partners Chris Caswell, Robin Petrie, and the psychedelic Celtic band Wake the Dead, Danny has released 12 albums, producing or appearing as a guest on 40 more. Danny’s recordings have earned two Indie Awards and one Grammie nomination. His original songs have been recorded by artists from California to Scotland. Danny is currently active with Wake the Dead and a new Celtic quartet, Camogie. When not performing or recording, Danny teaches commercial music at a Bay Area community college.

This is Danny’s first novel. It will shortly be followed by two more.

For more information about Danny’s writing and music or to contact him directly, please visit To find out more about Wake the Dead in particular, please visit
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ISBN: 9781462828678
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