Dan Pearce is an American born author, blogger, artist, and photographer. He currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah living life as a single dad to his son Noah.
Before he was an author and blogger, Dan Pearce was a professional animal artist and photographer, which he still does as a hobby and small side business.
Dan Pearce founded The Single Dad Laughing Health Club on Facebook, which now has nearly 10,000 members. Club members join together from all over the world to participate in health events and motivate each other to be more healthy.
More Info & Current Happenings:
Single Dad Laughing:
Single Dad Laughing has been humming along since 2010. Dan Pearce has published more than 2,000 blog posts now, 500 unique web pages, several apps, a t-shirt shop, and a following of 1.7 million people (as of March 2017).
Total visits to Single Dad Laughing: 126,944,971
(last updated March 01, 2017)
Current Status: On March 02, 2017, Dan started a new series of blog posts which will last for at least the next year with the theme/hashtag #365DaysToLive. In his first post (click here for it), he shared a challenge he was giving himself to jump into life every day as if he knew he only had 365 Days left to live. Most of the blog posts on Single Dad Laughing Pearce plans on writing for the next year will be within this theme.
Past SDL Fan Favorites (Published Posts):
16 Ways I Blew My Marriage
The Lesson of the Saggy Burrito In My Pants
Weird Boobs and Little Wieners
A Friend No Longer Worth Knowing
You Just Broke Your Child, Congratulations
I’m Christian Unless You’re Gay
Memoirs of a Bullied Kid
The Disease Called “Perfection”
Popular SDL Memoirs/Narratives:
That Mom is Not My Type
My Shoes Are Missing!
The Dive Bar Selfie Experiment
The Weirdest Flight (Probably Ever)
Everyone Look! I’m Pulling Out My Boob Now!
A Big Fat Day of THAT
Making Giant Men Squirm
Dan Pearce founded The Single Dad Laughing Health Club in this blog post when he saw a need for a lot more non-judgmental online support as people try to get healthy. The group took on a life of its own and people meet-up from all over the world to do awesome stuff and achieve awesome things. Members must be approved and keep a strict set of positive and motivational guidelines to remain in the SDLHC.
Anyone is welcome in the closed group. Members are encouraged to take selfies and post them after every workout. The group has been called one giant cheerleading squad for anyone trying to get healthy.
Total members in the SDLHC: 9,591
(last updated January 01, 2017)
Current Status: The Health Club is run by a group of volunteer admins who keep it on course and free of spam and negativity. The next planned group event will be the Mesa Tough Mudder in April 2017.
Dan Pearce’s Involvement: Dan Pearce has now led teams ranging from 12 members to almost 70 members through four different Tough Mudder courses. Tough Mudders span 10-12 miles and are filled with around 25 military grade obstacles.
Side Note: In order to keep the SDLHC focused, a shoot-off group was formed called The SDLHC Healthy Recipe Exchange, where members of the SDLHC share their favorite healthy recipes or discuss food struggles or topics.
Total members in the Healthy Recipe Exchange: 3,108
(last updated January 01, 2017)
Books by Dan Pearce:
Dan Pearce has authored and published two books and a few compilations. He is currently finishing the first edit on his first fiction novel, which he hopes to publish soon.
Well-Fed, Dan Pearce’s latest, is a memoir featuring a collection of narratives from his life, along with the valuable life lessons he learned from each. He self-published the book and it was very well-received by his readers.
Pearce self-published his first book, The Real Dad Rules, in 2010. It is available in paperback, hard cover, and all major digital formats.
Wanting everyone to have access to it, Pearce shared the entire book for free with his readers, chapter by chapter, on his Single Dad Laughing blog.
Dan Pearce Photography:
Dan Pearce has been a lover of still photography since he picked up an old clunker SLR camera at a thrift store when he was 13. His favorite photograph things to shoot are scenics, night skies, wildlife, and candid human moments. His photography has been featured on local and national news websites and newspapers.
Current Status: Pearce now keeps photography as his side hobby, though prints of his favorite photographs are available through his photography website. He no longer accepts photography jobs.
Current Camera Setup:
Cameras: Canon 5D Mark III, Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 V
Lenses: Canon L-Series 100-400mm, L-Series 50mm, L-Series 24-105mm, Rokinon 14mm
Dan Pearce Art:
Before he was an author, Dan Pearce made his living as a young married man drawing portraits of peoples children or pets. This career grew to include many personal non-commissioned works which can be found on Dan Pearce’s Art website.
Preferred Mediums: Nowadays Pearce creates most art using an Apple Pencil and an iPad. If not working digitally, he enjoys graphite and charcoal work, colored graphite, and watercolor.
Current Status: Pearce now keeps his art as a side hobby or to occasionally create something for his t-shirt design business. He no longer accepts commissions for art. You can purchase prints of some of his art on , as well as order custom gifts on his art website.
The Dan Pearce Blog:
Not for the easily offended. The Dan Pearce Blog was launched by Dan Pearce on January 3rd, 2017 as an outlet to write and share the less reverent content that doesn’t mesh with his generally more positivity-filled Single Dad Laughing blog.
Total visits to The Dan Pearce Blog: 179,904
(last updated March o4, 2017)
Current Status: In a blog post on January 3rd, Dan Pearce wrote that he is in need of balancing himself with a non-conservative and expletive-filled side to his blogging. He launched “The Dan Pearce Blog” with that post and plans to write blog posts frequently. Currently he has no plans to try and build bigger followings for this blog through his SDL following.
The Dan Pearce Blog “Fan Favorites:”
Coming soon. Or not soon. Depends on how quickly people happen upon it.