Brian Daniels is an avid outdoorsman, a newspaper columnist, blogger, novelist, musician and songwriter. His first novel, Luke’s Dream, was released in January, 2011. His humorous commentary, “Thoughts of an Average Joe by Joe Wright” (“Thoughts of an Average Brian” just doesn’t have the same ring), has been featured in such publications as The Huffington Post and The Bangor Daily News. His second book, Thoughts of an Average Joe, was published by Islandport Press in April, 2014. Brian was born and raised in Vermont’s “Northeast Kingdom." His childhood hometown, Lyndonville, serves as inspiration for Average Joe’s “Smalltown." Brian is a retired U.S. Naval officer. From 1984 to 2014, he practiced optometry in Brunswick, Maine where he lives with his wife, Laurene.