The Author - Oaf in Bear River
Author Daniel G Linsteadt

Daniel G Linsteadt

Author of children’s stories Oaf in Ophir and Oaf in Bear River, and the Nila fantasy series: Nila: Water, Nila: Air, and Nila: Fire, Daniel shares his enthusiasm for inspiring and uplifting stories—where entering the realm of the magical and spiritual blend with the heartbeat of all life—and creatures see answers to those deep questions that stir within us.

Daniel received two BAs from the University of Santa Barbara and spent most of his career as an IT programmer, but his passion is creating stories.

Daniel can often be found sipping coffee in the foothills of Auburn, California where nature is still wild ... if you know where to look.

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"Linsteadt brings you into a magical world of nature and imagination, helping us to appreciate and reconnect with animals and family. A refreshing and delightful read!"
—Mary S. Gonzales, Teacher-Librarian, Dolores Gonzales Elementary
"This book brings a positive message on the importance and interconnectedness of the natural world to children."
—Leila Barber, Curriculum Specialist, Yuba River Charter School
"This is exactly the kind of book I searched out as a child. It offers a sense of the magic of nature, the possibility of kind, benevolent beings who watched over me, and a sense of acknowledgment for the dignity of children. Plus, it's a fun and joyful read! I'm collecting Dan's books for my nephews."
—Susan Whitaker, Owner and teacher, Canyon Spirit Yoga Center

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