Daniel is an acclaimed writer of novels for children and adults – as well as a writer of non-fiction on subjects as diverse as popular music, politics, collecting gadgets and games, parenting and the history of robotics.
He has written several of the official Doctor Who books licensed by the BBC. Daniel’s first book with a teenage narrator was 1999’s THE CUT (Penguin).
In 2012 his first supernatural fantasy novel for young readers, SHADOW RUNNERS, was published. EMERALD GREENE AND THE WITCH STONES (for age 9-12) was published in 2014 and a sequel EMERALD GREENE: INSTRUMENTS OF DARKNESS in 2017.
Daniel’s first Badger Learning novel NEW DAWN (for reluctant readers) came out in Autumn 2015, and his further reluctant reader books are I SPY (nominated for the Leicester Reading Rampage Award 2018) FASCINATION, KILL ORDER, HOPE AND TRUTH and KISS THE SKY.
Daniel has worked extensively in schools with pupils aged from 7 to 17, and also with organisations delivering extra-curricular writing experiences in a variety of locations. He has also taught on the M.A. in Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University and mentors, advises and edits writers of all ages through Cornerstones UK, Writing Ltd. and the Oxford Literary Consultancy.
He is a regular judge on the Sheffield Novel Slam for the Off The Shelf festival. Daniel lives in Sheffield, with his wife and their two teenage children.