I live in Oxford, UK, with my wife and three children. I have a CertHE and Masters degree in creative writing and have previously been published in various anthologies and literary journals in the UK and abroad.
In 2008 my novel "Relax and Swing" was published. It is available (free) on the SMASHWORDS site and in paperback from Amazon.
In 2009 I was shortlisted for The Waterstone's Writer of the Year Bursary.
My novel "Friendship and Afterwards" (2014) was shortlisted for the 2015 People's Book Prize.
My novel "Simon says" published by Urbane Publications (@urbanepub) was a bestselling rom-com featured in WH Smith promotions. My latest novel is "Reunited" (also published by Urbane Publications) in October 2016.
I was an arts and culture correspondent with After Nyne magazine.
Both "Reunited" and "Simon says" were nominated for RNA awards (2016/17).
My commissioned short story "Curtains and Lights" was published in the January 2017 colour supplement of The Oxford Times newspaper.
on June 24, 2017 :
Fascinating world we are taken into reflecting some painful insights into society. Great writing
(review of free book)
on Jan. 07, 2015 :
An extraordinary story. Genuinely disturbing. Daniel Gothard goes to the heart of the uncanny in this tale set in the very near future. In some ways it's a commentary on how we live now, as many dystopic fictions are. Highly inventive, plays with your head, and your heart.
Not always easy to pull off a story in the second-person. Mr Gothard manages it with great aplomb, so that you no longer even think about it, you are so gripped and pulled in by the events happening to the man on the train.
This story would be ideal for adaptation - in the tradition of short but memorable stories adapted for The Outer Limits and The Twilight Zone. It has that feel for me, but also completely up-to-date, and relevant to how we live now!
I can also highly recommend Daniel Gothard's novel, "Friendship and Afterwards", which I read recently. This is certainly a writer coming into his own. It it certain that he has much more to say - and the means to say it.
(review of free book)