Daniel Powell


Daniel Powell teaches a variety of courses at a small college in Northeast Florida. He is an avid outdoorsman and long-distance runner, and enjoys fishing the tidal creeks of Duval County from atop his kayak.

He shares a small house near Florida's Intracoastal Waterway with his wife, Jeanne, and his daughter, Lyla. His stories have appeared in Redstone Science Fiction, Brain Harvest, Leading Edge, Something Wicked and Well Told Tales.

Drop by The Byproduct, his web journal on speculative storytelling, at www.danielwpowell.blogspot.com.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
I read a lot of horror, science fiction, and crime fiction. I'm very interested in atmospheric, mundane horror. My favorite writers include Elmore Leonard, Stephen King, John D. MacDonald, Joe Lansdale, and Jeffrey Ford.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I typically read on either a Kobo or Kindle app on my iPad. I also have an older version of the Kindle, which I use to take out a monthly Amazon Prime loan.
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Where to find Daniel Powell online


In the Walls and Other Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,720. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Friedrich Nietzsche’s prescient warning about gazing long into the abyss speaks to the very nature of the human condition. Whether we care to admit it or not, it’s instinctual to peer into the darkness from time to time—to question our mortality and the fabric of our world. In the Walls and Other Stories offers eleven explorations of uncanny imagination and spine-tingling dread.
Cold on the Mountain
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 79,810. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
All they wanted was a vacation to the Grand Canyon. Instead, they found themselves on a collision course with a terrible, timeless darkness. With echoes of Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery,” Stephen King’s Needful Things, and Blake Crouch’s Pines series, Cold on the Mountain treads the boundary between horror and supernatural suspense.
Maximum Dark: Four Tales of Suspense
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,720. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Featuring Daniel Powell's thrilling novellas, Maximum Dark: Four Tales of Suspense offers 90,000 words of pulse-pounding action. Remnants: A Record of Our Survival and survival offer a pair of chilling dystopian visions of a bleak future. Frozen and Torched explore the limits of human endurance and our primal instincts to protect the ones we love. Four stories. Maximum dark...
The Reset
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,500. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
The Reset is a story of perseverance. It examines a future in which fragmentation and devolution have decimated society, and in which terrorism represents the final desperate attempt at shuffling the deck. With thematic elements similar to Stephen King’s The Stand and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, it’s a post-apocalyptic story about the survivors of terrorism and their impulse to rebuild.
South of Okeechobee
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A rip-roaring slice of folklore, "South of Okeechobee" is an origin story of one of the American South's great mythological creatures: the Florida Skunk Ape. Blending prohibition, cryptozoology, southern magic, and a little bit of moonshinin', "South of Okeechobee" is pure, high-octane Florida gothic....
Remnants: A Record of Our Survival
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,170. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
An apocalyptic nightmare told in the epistolary form by a young survivor, Remnants: A Record of Our Survival is a story of family unity in the face of unthinkable horror.
Torched: A Thriller
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,030. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Two women. Two countries. One insatiable lust for revenge. The thrilling follow-up to the novella Frozen, Torched continues the story of two women who will stop at nothing to avenge the loved ones they've lost. A scorching thriller with adult themes, Torched is intended for mature audiences.
The Silver Coast and Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,490. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
"THE SILVER COAST AND OTHER STORIES is a collection of eleven stories that deal with the human condition in all its gory glory and the victims left in its wake." ~ Colleen Wanglund, THE HORROR FICTION REVIEW
Frozen: A Thriller
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,350. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
How far will a mother push herself to save the lives of her children? FROZEN, a 20,000-word novella, is a gripping examination of endurance and obsession in the face of harrowing personal tragedy.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,130. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The year is 2209, and the hour has grown late for the human race. Famine and disease have drastically compounded the misery of a warming planet, and steps have been taken to cull the human population through a process called Labor--a gauntlet of chaos and destruction all men must survive in order to earn the privilege to become fathers. It's Bryan Norton's time. Can he survive Labor?
These Strange Worlds: Fourteen Dark Tales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,500. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
These Strange Worlds takes readers on a series of excursions into the realm of the uncanny. From dark humor to grim tales of life after the apocalypse, Powell’s first collection embodies the spectrum of possibility that is the hallmark of speculative fiction. Features the Million Writers Award-nominated story "Raising Tom Chambers."
The Reaper's Harvest
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,240. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The Reaper's Harvest, a work of supernatural suspense, is the story of Oregon rancher William Lowell, a man who must match wits with death himself in order to protect his family. It's the story of temptation in the face of tragedy, the insistence of love and the hazard of sacrifice--all in the space of one season's harvest.

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