Hello! My name is Daniel Henderson. I was born in California and have lived in many different states across the US, from Arizona to Michigan, eventually going to Full Sail University in Florida and then moving out to California again after graduation. I am a lover of the epic and the fantastical, from Lord of the Rings to Neon Genesis: Evangelion. I tend to lean towards the dark and emotional sides of stories.
I have been a storyteller from a young age, but I truly began writing in High School. While it took me several years to really find the drive to become a writer professionally, I am now diving into my passion with my first short story collection, with an eventual eye on the bigger markets of TV, Film and even Comics. I hope to bring vast worlds filled with interesting and dynamic characters that people can fall in love with again and again.
What are you working on next?
While I am currently working on the last few months of my Full Sail career, my current projects include an Urban Fantasy series starring a group of ragtag monster hunters, an alternate history Sci-Fi series based on the idea that the Manhattan project made robots instead of nuclear bombs, and expanding my repertoire of sample work for use in getting into the TV writing industry.
Who are your favorite authors?
This is a tough one, as I find my answers to often be very typical of many other writers. A lot of the big authors that have inspired me include J.R.R. Tolkein, Neil Gaiman, and J.K. Rowling. A lot of my inspirations come from non-book material too, such as the Warhammer 40,000 universe, shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and a host of Comic Books ranging from Superman to Saga.