About Daniel

19430199_10209855764290870_8657110022618089791_nHello!

By chance or by choice, you’ve happened upon my website. I’m glad you did. Come in and stay a while, won’t you?

I’m Dan. I’m a writer living in Western Massachusetts with my wife, Kendra. We went to school together out here and never left.

Anyway, let’s cut straight to the heart of the matter: I love to read, I love to write, and I love science-fiction.

Some Tolkien-esque fantasy, too, but mostly sci-fi. Hard, soft, speculative, whatever. I’m talking about a lot of the usual stuff — anything and everything Star Wars, Star Trek, etc. — plus a heaping helping of classic era sci-fi literature from the likes of Asimov, Clarke, Bradbury, Heinlein, and the timeless treasure that is Herbert’s Dune. I try not to be too anachronistic, though. I also enjoy a lot of books that don’t come with that familiar musty odor — this is the best smell — and my most recent obsession is Sylvain Neuvel’s Themis Files series.

Add it, and many others, to the long, long list of things I wish I’d written. As for the list things that I actually have written, it’s not quite as long. But it’s growing. And that’s good.

On top of the intermittent short fiction I publish to this site, I currently have have four full-length novel projects in various stages of progress. One manuscript — a 132,000-word space opera built on robots, galactic intrigue, coming-of-age heroes, mysterious villains, and all the other things I love about the genre — is recently completed and currently being queried to literary agents. Talk about a slog. Stay tuned to the site for updates (hopefully positive) on these projects and more.

In the meantime, you can keep up with my current goings-on via Twitter.

Thanks for reading and enjoy your stay!