Dan E. Ireland was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota.  He spent over 30 years teaching in the St. Paul public schools and coached football and hockey as well.  Like most English teachers, he felt he had at least one book in him.“The Ultimate Arena” is the first of what Dan intends to be many more.  He hopes that this book reintroduces the unforgiveable injustices suffered by a fine American family and a reminder of how important the truth has to be in our lives.