Daniel’s Biography

Daniel HeadshotI was born with seven life-threatening heart conditions. I am a young writer living in California. I am currently experimenting with shorter forms of nonfiction, but one day plan to write and publish a memoir. My heart and love for life are at the core of all my work.

I dream of sharing my life story, meeting new people, and inspiring others to love their life, the same way I want to love mine!

In the past year I have received four writing awards and my writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Burningword, Wild Quarterly, Paragraph Planet, ExFic, The Vending Machine Press, Agave Magazine, Whistling Shade Journal, Official Indie Anthology 2014, and The Bolt Magazine.

My writing career started in January 2013 when Breathe, a nonfiction piece I wrote about my childhood won an honorable mention in Marlboro College’s Beautiful Minds Challenge. In December 2013, my creative nonfiction short story, This Very Breath, was published in The Bolt Magazine. San Jose State University’s, The Bolt Magazine also awarded me first place in their international nonfiction contest. In January, 2014 a short nonfiction piece of mine appeared in print through Burningword Literary Journal.  A week later I received a Gold Key Award, the highest regional honor, in the Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards. In February, 2014 I received an honorable mention in Ojai Art Center’s, Extremely Short Story Contest.

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