Daniel is the author of The Firebird Chronicles series for children aged 9-12: Rise of the Shadow Stealers (2013), The Nemesis Charm (2016), and Through the Uncrossable Boundary (2018), published by Our Street Books. He is the recipient of the Taner Baybars award for original fiction in the field of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Magical Realism, awarded by the Society of Authors Authors’ Foundation.
Daniel has a Masters in Creative Writing and Drama in Education, graduating with distinction and the Dean’s Prize for Academic Achievement at Masters level (2019). He is currently undertaking a PhD at Leeds Beckett University exploring adoption through creative writing and is also part of the university’s 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.
Also a theatre director and playwright, Daniel has written over twenty plays and is Artistic Director of Suitcase and Spectacles Children’s Theatre. He has also overseen a number of community writing projects, including The Leeds Story Cycle (2014) and Stories from the Forests of Leeds (2015/6), both of which resulted in the publication of a book of short stories.
Daniel’s next book, Bea’s Witch, tells the story of a runaway adoptee who has a life changing encounter with the ghost of England’s most famous prophetess. It will be published in 2021.