Daniel studies fiction writing and is specifically interested in genre fiction—including noir, classic detective fiction, horror, sci-fi, dystopian literature and magic realism.
Daniel is influenced strongly by film and TV writing, the genre-eras of the Great Depression through 1984. Daniel grew up reading Tolkien, CJ Cherryh, Andre Norton, and Glen Cook. As a kid, he was enamored with "Cold War television programming" like Mannix, The Saint, and It Takes a Thief. Later, he became an avid reader of Robert Heinlein, Dean Koontz, and Stephen King, as well as Dystopian authors like Ayn Rand, Orwell, Bradbury, Huxley, and Zamyatin. Lately, he's fond of Mickey Spillane.
Daniel's writing style is unique but is voiced with inspiration from Dashiell Hammett and Stephen King. He recently finished a hard-boiled action/detective novel and is currently working on an autobiographical coming-of-age novel.