Daniel is an award-winning author from Yorkshire. He lives in a house built from the stones of a ruined castle with his wife, son, their bearded dragon and one-eyed cat!

I’m the author of Bea’s Witch: A ghostly coming-of-age story (Lodestone Books, 2021) and The Firebird Chronicles series: Rise of the Shadow Stealers (2013), The Nemesis Charm (2016), and Through the Uncrossable Boundary (2018) (Our Street Books).

Some things about me…

  • I’ve pushed a boat for 100 miles.
  • I live next to a castle.
  • I’m the recipient of the Taner Baybars award for original fantasy fiction.
  • When I was a kid I was in the Royal Ballet School.
  • I’ve written and toured lots of plays and am Artistic Director of Suitcase and Spectacles Children’s Theatre.
  • I’ve written a song called English Cowboy (I’m English…)
  • I have a Masters in Creative Writing and Drama in Education, graduating with distinction and the Dean’s Prize for Academic Achievement at Masters level (2019).
  • I’m an adoptive dad.
  • One of the first things I wrote was a pantomime, performed on a canal boat with my cousins and sisters.
  • I’m currently undertaking a PhD at Leeds Beckett University exploring creative writing and education.
  • I’ve toured Europe and Ireland in a campervan.
  • I’m part of the Storymakers Company, a group of professional artists and educators seeking to develop creative, artistic, child centred learning opportunities for young people through story making in educational and community settings.
  • I’ve been writer-in-residence for six school schools.
  • I follow dreams… Sometimes literally…

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