Dan Cappello has been a professional writer for the last ten years, working in marketing, communications, and journalism. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers. However, his real passion is writing stories that will give you nightmares!
Dan created the S.P.I.R.I.T. kids and KNOCKS & TAPS to tell spine-tingling ghost stories for kids! Every story includes elements of different school subjects, such as history and science. He is also currently writing a book series about all the terrifying investigations of the S.P.I.R.I.T. kids.
You can learn more about Dan at www.DanCappello.com, or you can check out the interview he did with fellow S.P.I.R.I.T. kid (and aspiring writer) Matt Romero! And if you’d like to send him a note (he likes hearing from readers), email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What scares Dan Cappello?
By Matt Romero
You’re scared of stuff. I’m scared of stuff. So what gives nightmares to the guy who writes all of our scary stories? I asked him this and what it’s like being a writer!
How long have you been a writer?
I’ve been a professional writer for a long time. I used to write newspaper and magazine articles. Now I write fun, catchy words and phrases for advertisements.
That’s cool! Why do you write for Knocks & Taps then?
Because I LOVE to tell spine-chilling, goosebump-giving, sleep-with-your-night-light on kind of stories for kids. And you guys have the SCARIEST stories to tell. Hopefully, together we can teach other kids about cool, creepy crawly stuff using great subjects like history and science!
I guess getting chased by a ghost, demon, or monster, on an investigation can have its educational benefits.
Definitely! You guys have seen some scary stuff. I don’t know how you guys do it. But what I love about the S.P.I.R.I.T. kids is how well you all work together to solve your mysteries. Friendship and teamwork are great, and your readers should see just how great it is.
And you’re also turning our adventures into books, right?
That’s right. I’m working on them right now!
Okay. Last question. What scares you the most?
Oooo. Good question, Matt. I’m scared of really small, tight spaces. Where its dark and you feel like the walls are closing in on you. That scary feeling like your chest is about to cave in, your throat is about to tighten up, and a giant monster is about to cru—
OKAY STOP!! WE GET IT! WE GET IT.