About Dan

DanRothmanDan Rothman is the editor of the New Boston Historical Society website. He has written thirty stories, mostly true, about the history of this remarkable New Hampshire town. Dan and his wife Lisa have lived in New Boston for over thirty-two years.

For many years Dan worked with businesses in New England and Europe, helping them to replace people with machines. One day Dan found that he too had been replaced by a machine, so he had more time for his research and writing. Dan’s interests range from Colonial America to Daily Life in the Middle Ages. His latest project is a novel of medieval adventure for young adults.

Short Fiction:

“Nothing Nasty on Page One” in Murder Ink Vol. 1 (2016, Plaidswede Publishing)

“The Devil’s Tail” in Murder Ink Vol. 2 (2017), the story of an 18th-century murder

“The Lady of the Lake” in Live Free or Dragons (2017), a New Hampshire fantasy story

Work In Progress:

“The Road From Hamelin”, a Young Adult novel of medieval adventure

Non-fiction Articles:

The Mostly True History of the Molly Stark Cannon (2011)

Spanish Treasure and the Canada Townships (2013)

History of the New Boston Railroad (2014)


250 Years in 50 Minutes (2013)

New Boston during the American Revolution (2014)

Reinventing the Historical Society in the 21st Century (2015)

A Day in the Life of a First Grader in Old New Boston (2016)


“General John Stark Scenic Byway” WMUR-TV New Hampshire Chronicle  (2014)


Murder Ink launched February 2016 at the New England Newspaper Convention in Boston. (Cover art by Donna Catanzaro.)