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In 2019, Daniel Putkowski begins another chapter in his dystopian writing with The Next Testament. This near-future novel reveals a new story world, featuring a post-Second Civil War Reunited States of America where there is only one legal religion: the Common Faith. All legacy religions are outlawed. Still, there are those who believe, those willing to sacrifice everything to honor their faith. The Next Testament is the first installment in a planned trilogy.
In 2008, Putkowski's debut novel, An Island Away, became the #1 bestselling book in Aruba. The island boasts the most repeat visitors in the Caribbean and those loyal fans quickly made the book a favorite among Arubaphiles. This popularity prompted a 30-date, year-long book tour on the island and in the United States. The 2010 edition of Aruba Nights Magazine said, "An Island Away is an insightful tale of Aruba's refinery heyday and a great beach read."
Putkowski's second book, Bonk's Bar, is based on an establishment of the same name in the Port Richmond area of Philly. Philadelphia City Paper wrote, "Putkowski paints his version of the place as the quintessential river ward tappie, a place to watch the boys swing for the fences while drowning the day in suds and Jameson. File it under realistic fiction."
Universal Coverage, Putkowski's third novel, takes on the health care debate in the United States. Putkowski turned to fiction to highlight what medical services might look like in America's future. The book received rave reviews from former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, editor-in-chief of Forbes Magazine Steve Forbes, and many others.
In 2011, fans of Putkowski's first book, An Island Away, were able to enjoy the long-awaited sequel, Under a Blue Flag. The author's next book, Dark Currents, is a thriller that was inspired by the disappearance of Maryland woman Robyn Gardner in Aruba and the resulting media attention on the lone suspect, Gary Giordano. CNN Anchor / Correspondent Martin Savidge said of Dark Currents, "Take it from someone who was there, Putkowski takes fact and wonderfully weaves it into a captivating tale of what if."
A graduate of New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, Putkowski lives in Chapel Hill, NC, with his wife and two cats.