Press and Testimonials

Over the years, I’ve been profiled several times by Atlanta media. I’ve also been lucky to work with a lot of leaders from the Atlanta community. I’ve included some of their comments here.

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Gail O’Neil is one of my favorite writers in Atlanta. I was flattered to have her do this profile of me as I left the Decatur Book Festival.

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“Daren is a great collaborator and creative executive. I’ve had the pleasure of working together with Daren to promote events and topics across Atlanta. Daren’s energy, thoughtfulfulness and creativity are top-notch.”
–Doug Shipman, President & CEO, Woodruff Arts Center

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ArtsATL wrote about my departure from the DBF extensively. Here’s the first piece, including Candice Dyer’s review of The Hidden Light of Northern Fires.

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Here’s a piece Bo Emerson wrote for the Atlanta Journal Constitution when my novel’s publication was announced.

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“Daren is a creative visionary with the skills to follow through on the details.”
–Linda Harris, Chief Civic Engagement, Education, and Communication, City of Decatur

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Michael Hunter wrote this profile of me in the early days of the AJC Decatur Book Festival.

https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/stories/2009/12/21/smallb6.html

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“Daren is the animator. The person who has a vision and brings it to pass. As a person of the highest integrity and vision, when he makes a move, others follow. Daren is someone I’d want on any team.”
–Nick Purdy, President & Founder, Wild Heaven Craft Beers

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“With rich, colorful strokes, Wang paints a diverse gallery of characters who ring with credibility as the reader acknowledges the flaws of the best and pities the weaknesses of the worst.”
–Richmond Times Dispatch, review of The Hidden Light of Northern Fires