Daniel Grotta


Daniel Grotta is a writer, author, and journalist who has written literally thousands of articles, columns and reviews for a wide variety of prominent magazines and newspapers, as well as authored numerous books, including the first biography of J.R.R. Tolkien. In a career spanning almost forty years, Grotta has been a photojournalist, war correspondent, relief worker, investigative reporter, features writer, book critic, book editor, classical music reviewer, travel journalist, and technology writer. He has lived in, been on assignment or traveled through over 100 countries and islands. Grotta's varied life experiences and the many different kinds of people he has known along the way flavor and energize both his fiction and non-fiction. When he was a Contributing Editor at Philadelphia Magazine, he was told by a manager at Reading for the Blind that his articles were the most requested, because of the aural quality of his narrative prose. Grotta is a member of The Overseas Press Club, The Authors Guild, and the Science Fiction Writers of America.

Much of Grotta's non-fiction is co-authored with his wife Sally Wiener Grotta. Though their fiction is authored separately, they have created the village of Black Bear, Pennsylvania as a literary folie à deux. Both Daniel and Sally are dipping into the same pool of invented locale and characters to write a series of separate stories and novels that will, eventually, paint a full picture of the diversity of life and relationships in a small mountain village.

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