About me

Dan 2015I am a writer of fantasy novels and speculative fiction, sometime narrator of podcasts (including stories for the Hugo award-winning StarShipSofa), occasional sailor of sailing things, and father of two wee miracles in a little house on a hill, under the southern sun.

In 2014 I received the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best New Talent. Baby Teeth – Bite-sized Tales of Terror, the horror anthology I co-edited with Lee Murray also won the SJV for Best Collected Work and the Australian Shadows Award for Best Edited Work. My dieselpunk novella, Tipuna Tapu, was the winner of the 2017 Paul Haines Award for Long Fiction as part of the Australian Shadows Awards.

In 2017, my first novel, co-written with Lee Murray, will be released by Raw Dog Screaming Press. Hounds of the Underworld, Book 1 of the Path of Ra series, is a crime noir/horror mash-up set in a near-future dystopian Auckland.

My short stories have appeared in venues such as Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Aurealis Magazine, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, and on the Parsec Award-winning steampunk podcast Tales from the Archives, among many others.

You can find me on Twitter from time to time, and on Facebook now and then. I’d hang out there more often but really, I’ve got writing to do.

In the unlikely event that I get interviewed, I’ll collect them over here too.

 

2 Responses to About me

  1. Tony C Smith says:

    Dan, drop me an email at starshipsofa@gmail.com and I’ll send over a story. Hope you’re fine?

    • Dan says:

      I’m well thanks Tony, looking forward to the holidays!

      Send it on over, and I’ll pull out my neglected recording gear from where it languishes in the bottom of the cupboard for another run.

      Cheers