D.J. Van Oss – Author

Posted September 15, 2017 by Phyllis Helton in Author Introductions /

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About D.J. Van Oss

DJ Van Oss Author

D. J. Van Oss writes sweet and sunny romantic comedies with an emphasis on second chances; kind of like the book version of finding an extra pack of icing for your cinnamon roll. He’s also the author of five humor books under the name Dan Van Oss.
When not writing you can find him working in the yard, walking the dog, or staying up too late watching BBC mysteries while eating honey peanut butter straight out of the jar.
He lives in the country suburbs of Iowa with his wife and three step-daughters. His writing partner is Jack, a pretty-boy golden retriever who grunts when you rub his ears.

Facts about D.J. Van Oss

  • I played keyboards at a World Series MVP’s wedding.
  • I once owned a 1939 Chevy. (I like old cars.)
  • I also design book covers at www.covermint.design.
  • I recorded a CD of piano solos called “Bedtime Piano”.
  • Growing up I had pet hermit crabs, gerbils, and newts, all of which got out of their cages.
  • I’ve lived in all three cities that have a “Tulip Time”. (Pella, IA, Holland, MI, Orange City, IA.)

Why He Writes What He Does

I’ve always loved old romantic comedy movies with Cary Grant, Myrna Loy and the like. The comic timing was perfect, the scenes a little crazy but so well put together, and all without having to go beyond a G rating. I feel there is still a desire for those kinds of quality but clean stories, so that’s what I try to write.

Favorite Book or Character?

It’s always the latest book, isn’t it? ? But I do feel that Write By Your Side flowed the best for me, probably because it features two writers and is set in the fictional Iowa town of Golden Grove. Lot’s of chances for small town flavor.

My Notes

I have read everything that D.J. Van Oss has published so far.  His books are consistently very good with a sense of fun and humor sprinkled in (as you can tell from reading what he has in his bio).  I can strongly recommend that you give his books a read.


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