Dan Whitehead has enjoyed a long and eclectic career in publishing, starting in 1991 as a games reviewer for Amiga Computing magazine. Since then he has worked for many gaming outlets, including Official Xbox Magazine, Eurogamer and the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition. He is the writer of the best-selling retro gaming book series, Speccy Nation.

He has also worked as a writer and editor in comics, ranging from children's titles such as Scooby Doo, Looney Tunes and Rugrats to indie titles Hex Loader and Midwinter. He has also written graphic novel adaptations of Jason and the Argonauts and Julius Caesar, and was both editor and contributing writer on SelfMadeHero's Edgar Allen Poe anthology Nevermore.

In the field of licensed properties, Dan has also written two official Star Wars books and edited the official poster magazine series for the Lord of the Rings movies.

Dan is also a scriptwriter and narrative designer for video games, including critically acclaimed indie adventure Ether One, wartime action game Air Conflicts: Secret Wars, and historical arcade game Wulverblade.