About Daniel Wallock

Daniel Wallock's HeadshotI was born with seven life-threatening heart conditions. I am an eighteen-year-old author experimenting with shorter forms of nonfiction, but I 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!

Daniel Wallock is an 18-year-old college student living in New York and the author of two books. His books have been downloaded 10,000+ times in over 25 countries. His poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in 17 literary publications including BurningwordWild QuarterlyParagraph PlanetExFicThe Vending Machine PressAgave Magazine, and The Bolt Magazine. Daniel has received numerous writing awards including 1st place in San Jose State University’s Nonfiction Short Story Contest. Daniel worked as Manager of Marketing at Ginosko Literary Journal and he’s the founder of This Very Breath Journal.

Right-Hearted

Right Hearted: Finding What's Right With A Wrong Sided Heart

Right-Hearted: Finding What’s Right With A Wrong Sided Heart, is a short memoir about my life-threatening heart conditions and an unforgettable girl.

I never knew anybody who completely understood my unique struggles until that night under the full moon.

Standing before the sky I had little idea my next two weeks would be overwhelmed with wild love, lust, confusion, tears and a beautiful girl. She and I would share the stories of our hearts…our right-sided hearts. Right-Hearted: Finding What’s Right With A Wrong Sided Heart is the story of two lustful teenagers who together confront their life-threatening conditions and learn to embrace their broken hearts.

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A Cliff Over Blue

A Cliff Over Blue Daniel Wallock's Poems

Daniel Wallock’s debut poetry book. A Cliff Over Blue is a reflection on life, love, death, and gratitude. Many of the poems in this collection were previously published in literary magazines. All the poems in A Cliff Over Blue were written in 2014.

Daniel’s work has previously appeared in the following publications: The Bolt Magazine, Burningword Literary Journal, ExFic Online, Forth Magazine, Agave Magazine, Planet Paragraph, Wild Quarterly, The Vending Machine Press, Indie Anthology 2014, Push Pen Press and San Jose State University’s Three Anthology, Whistling Shade Journal, Auric Magazine, One Page Love Story, Epigraph Magazine, and Nevada State College 300 Days of Sun.

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What People Are Saying About Right-Hearted!

Right-Hearted is a wonder. Daniel Wallock captures the pain and beauty of adolescence, of first love, of encountering death too young, but surviving. His maturity is astounding. I cannot wait to see what this talented young writer does next.

—Susannah Cahalan, Writer at New York Post and New York Times Bestselling author of Brain on Fire

“Daniel Wallock’s honesty and sincerity in trying to capture youth in a jar like fireflies will take readers straight back to days long gone. You’ll be sixteen again, if only for the span of a few pages…”
—Jamie Mason, New York Times Best Seller & Library Journal Best Book of 2013.

Born with several congenital heart defects including having his heart on the right side of his chest, Daniel Wallock never thought he’d find somebody who’d understand all he’d been through in his 16 years… until a whirlwind two-week romance opened his eyes. This memoir from this Santa Barbara resident will touch your heart.

—Ted Mills, Santa Barbara News Press

There is a beautiful duality in Daniel Wallock’s writing: On one hand, a delicate teenage heart rupturing with new experience; on the other, a heart born broken that refuses to quit. Here is a voice, and story, you will remember.

–– Rich Walls, Founder of One Page Love Story

What People Are Saying About Daniel’s Poetry!

Wallock’s poetry is elliptical in nature, incorporating both a soft, steady pace and a great economy of words. His thoughtful writing conjures images and emotions that are not soon forgotten.

—Ariana Lyriotakis, Editor of Agave Literary Magazine

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