Dañiel L. Garcia


Dañiel L. Garcia was born in Bitburg, Germany into a German/Puerto Rican household. Growing up with Star Trek, fantasy books, and American comics from his father he began reading from an early age. There is photographic evidence of his father holding a child in one arm while holding a book in the other, so it is indeed hereditary.

After a short run in with computer science Dañiel matriculated at the University of Trier, initially studying Japanology and Computational Linguistics. He slowly leant towards a major in Japanology with two minors in English Literatue and Media Science, specialising in Film.

The year of study in Japan reopened his eyes to writing and he began work on his "Daedala" story. In 2015 he graduated Magister Artium (~Master of Arts). Having already written most of the manuscript before starting his Magister thesis he continued to write after finding his day job. Inbetween he managed to self-publish his first work, the short story "Just For A While".

Next to writing his book, he also worked as a freelance translator, and occasional animator. He is inspired by classic science fiction and fantasy themes, and likes creating characters with their own unique abilities and flaws.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I first started writing around the beginning of 2000. It was the age of the messageboard forum roleplaying games. We roleplayed our characters by writing out their actions.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I actually do, I just wish I had saved a copy of it. At the moment it is lost somewhere in the wide reaches of the internet. I recall what happens in general, I wish I could check up on the details again.
I remember underwater glass domes, a group of three people, bar fights, and dragons.
Read more of this interview.


The Chronicles of Terlan: Daedala
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,510. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The Chronicles of Terlan describe the lives of the inhabitants of the forgotten continent Terlan, which is guarded by dragons. These tales tell of the time before, and during the events leading to Terlan's destruction. Daedala, a deaf woman brought back to life as an Immortal, is caught in these events.
The Chronicles of Terlan: Nomo & Jo
Pre-release—available November 11, 2020. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: British English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The final days of Terlan continue as the Qual'ken Nomo & the Barbarian Jo journey in search of allies.
Nur eine kurze Zeit
Price: Free! Words: 8,340. Language: German. Published: November 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Eine kurze Novelle einer jungen Frau, deren Leben aus den Fugen gerät. Nach einem verheerenden Tag kann sie nicht mehr zwischen Zukunft und Vergangenheit unterscheiden.
Just For A While
Price: Free! Words: 8,360. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A shortstory about a young woman, in a world not like our own, whose life is brought into chaos. After a fateful day she is unable to tell the future from the past.

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