The Wizard of San Francisco magazine, September 2014

The Wizard of A decade after Moneyball, the cult of Billy Beane is alive and well—perhaps nowhere more than in Silicon Valley. By Dan Fost Sept. 26, 2014 Billy Beane is so...

Dan Fost

Freelance Writer for hire

Greetings and welcome to my Web site. I’m a freelance writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area, specializing in technology coverage for newspapers and magazines but interested in a wide range of subjects. I wrote two baseball books, “Giants Past and Present,” which was published in March 2010 by MVP Books., and then updated twice after the San Francisco Giants won the World Series in 2010 and 2012, and “Giants Baseball Experience,” published in 2014, also by MVP Books.

I am a regular contributor to San Francisco magazine. I have worked as a freelance writer  for Forbes, the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and USA Today, among others. I was a staff writer at the San Francisco Chronicle for nine years, covering Silicon Valley. I write regularly for UCSF’s Web sites, and I wrote a privately published book commemorating California Casualty’s 100 years in business.

I welcome feedback, advice, and writing assignments. And Giants tickets!

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