Daniel Koehler is the author of four novels, "Flyover Country" (2004), "The Sleeping Cab" (2006), "Unbankerly Behavior" (2008), and "Splitting Washington" (2010). His short pieces have appeared in The Best of Tales From the South, The Birmingham Arts Journal, New Works Review, BareBack Magazine, Inner Sins, The Rusty Nail, The Storyteller, The Harvard Bulletin, among others. Literary honors include finalist status in three international screenplay competitions and regional awards for his short stories.
Prior to his writing career, he pursued professional interests in New York City. He has written software used extensively in the financial sector. He attended Leopold-Franzens Universität in Innsbruck, Austria, and is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Harvard.
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The Second Derivative of Irony
Eighteen stories about people in prisons of their own devise—childhood awakenings; coming-of-age quandaries; ironical comeuppances; criminal excesses; personal compulsions.
"The Second Derivative of Irony" is a compendium of the author's "Three Stories about..." series with six additional stories to boot
Bank president Henry Potts has a sweet deal.
He is looting his bank under the guise of a cost-cutting “Unbank” marketing campaign concocted by John Jimpson, his son-in-law with a roving eye for bank secretaries.
Enter Clydine Clumm, a honky-tonk angel on the rebound, and all hell breaks loose.
Three Stories About Eccentricity
Three stories with three memorably unbalanced narrators. Meet Brose, a professional legal entity for hire, who suddenly finds his lucrative anonymity threatened when a friend buys an RPG for him on Avenue C and 13th Street. Then there's Ophelia, whose fetish is the NFL, and finally you won't forget Ray, whose politically-incorrect father's in the hospital for standing up for his black employees.
Three Stories About Misunderstandings
In these three stories, a daughter learns the truth about her institutionalized mother, a boy’s misunderstanding of basic anatomy and his mother’s obliviousness to his plight causes humiliation for them both, and a man's guilt over his daughter's rape spurs him to see only malice in the heart of his fellow man.
Three Stories About Book Folk
(4.00 from 1 review)
Once we learn to read for pleasure, we become "book folk." These three tales point out the humor and the pitfalls of pursuing the literary life.
A bookstore coffee klatsch turns into a battle of the sexes, two screenwriters retaliate after a snooty producer high hats them, and D.D.T. Mumford escapes the slush pile at his white shoe New York publishing firm by dumpster diving for a best-seller.
Three Stories About Extremity
What bubbles up in your consciousness when faced with the extremity of death, either yours or others with whom you interact? The theme of the individual in extremis links these three stories, each singular in its account of the moment we all know we have coming.
The Sleeping Cab
(5.00 from 1 review)
A nasty thriller about nasty people: serial killers, whores, religious cults, and the FBI.
(5.00 from 1 review)
In 1962, three intersecting crimes—a patricide, a bank robbery, and a kidnapping—lead to tragedy, secret-sharing, redemption, and a May/September romance in Flyover Country.
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
J.D. CROWELL, the President's campaign manager, is fired after an indiscreet dalliance with a beautiful biracial White House staffer. He soon discovers he has become a very inconvenient person for both the corrupt GOP President and the popular biracial Democratic challenger. Using every political dirty trick in the book, J.D. makes history while saving himself, his family, and his mistress.
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- Safe With Me, The Beginning
on July 03, 2011
Shaina Richmond writes great erotica with very sexy, engaging characters who are, at the same time, believable. Her male POV (Tyler) shows an understanding of the male erotic drive without being crude and priapic. Susis is outspoken about her sexuality and this turns Tyler on to the point of obsession. Shaina is a writer to be reckoned with.
- The Lummox
on April 24, 2012
"An epic poem for our time—short and has pictures." This is a hilarious, delightful little book!
Seuss-like in color and form, the charming illustrations and fabulous characters soothe us like those from our Little Golden Books of yore. Assuredly, you will thrill as you have never thrilled before to the story of a displaced beast of burden, unyoked and seeking vindication, vying for his rightful place in the environmental Pantheon.
"The Lummox" should have received the Nobel Prize instead of the somnolence-inducing political animal who actually did. Aye, but what might have been has no place in Augenblecq's wonderful pastel fable. Lo, The Prize remains secure, and I expect that the real-life counterpart of Augenblecq's eponymous cartoon quadruped keeps his socialist souvenir appropriately stored away in the same mythologized lock-box wherein our Social Security trust funds also reside.