Daniel’s writing career began after university, when he packed everything he owned into an old Nissan Sunny and moved to Catalonia. He started out working for a local newspaper, writing varied and often bizarre stories on everything from “baccy runs” on the Costa Brava to an interview with Barcelona’s “official” exorcist. He also worked in the press office of a basketball club, and somehow managed to blag himself a spot as a guest pundit on a football talk show on Catalan radio.
After moving to Hong Kong to write for the Press Association, he returned to the UK and – in a bid to cleanse his soul – switched to a career in healthcare, but the desire to write remained. He completed the Riff Raff mentorship programme and helped to set up the Virtual Writing Group on Twitter (@virtwriting) to connect with and support other writers. He is working on his first novel – a speculative thriller about a cure for ageing that comes with a catch – and has plans and ideas for many more.
Daniel still loves to travel and is developing a bit of an obsession with Orkney. When he’s not there, he lives on the Scottish border with his wife, Claire, and two dogs, Dylan and Maggie, who help him out of plot holes and provide names for his characters.← Previous Next →