Learn about character, conflict, context and craft with a New York Times Bestselling Author
There are lots of reasons to like Daniel José Older, not least of which being not least of which being that he started a petition to change the World Fantasy Award statuette from a bust of H. P. Lovecraft to one of Octavia Butler.
Up until 2014 Older was working as a paramedic in New York City. While he had published many essays and stories up until this point, Older’s life changed dramatically in January 2015 when Penguin Books published his debut urban fantasy novel Half-Resurrection Blues (the first installment in the Bone Street Rumba series). Within a matter of weeks the film and television rights to the series were optioned by Roaring Virgin, a production company owned by Tony Award-winning actress Anika Noni Rose.