- Date of birth: November 17, 1967
- Born: in Mexico (MO), The United States.
- Description: Daren Dean's new story collection, I Still Be Here Long After You're Gone is due out in December 2019 from CJ Press. He's the author of the novel Far Beyond the Pale (Fiction Southeast Press). His fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and interviews have appeared or are forthcoming in Louisiana Literature, Delta Poetry Review, Red Dirt Forum, Cowboy Jamboree, Crixeo, storySouth, BULL (men's fiction), The Green Hills Literary Lantern, The Oklahoma Review, Midwestern Gothic, and others. "Bring Your Sorrow Over Here" was selected as Runner-up in Yemassee's William Richey Short Fiction contest by Judge George Singleton. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Currently, he's an Assistant Professor of English at Lincoln University of Missouri.