Daniel José Older

writer | editor | composer

  • Fiction

    • Recent Publications

      I Sought Solace in my Bookshelf: on love, violence and literature at Buzzfeed Books Move Over, Lovecraft…Fantasy Writers of Color are Coming Through at The Guardian […]
  • Blog

    • Awards Eligibility Page 2015!!!

                      Here are the stories and essays I published in 2015, divided by which category they’re eligible for in […]
  • Daniel José Older is the New York Times bestselling author of Salsa Nocturna, the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series from Penguin’s Roc Books and the Young Adult novel Shadowshaper (Scholastic, 2015), a New York Times Notable Book of 2015, which won the International Latino Book Award and was shortlisted for the Kirkus Prize in Young Readers’ Literature, the Andre Norton Award, the Locus, the Mythopoeic Award, and named one of Esquire’s 80 Books Every Person Should Read. You can find his thoughts on writing, read dispatches from his decade-long career as an NYC paramedic and hear his music at http://danieljoseolder.net/, on youtube and @djolder on twitter. .

  • Music

    • Who Is Ghost Star?

      Brooklyn-based soul quartet GHOST STAR mixes old blues, classic jazz, funk and alternative to create a sound that is soul uplifting, heartbreaking and hip swinging. Bassist/composer Daniel […]
  • Ambulance Stories

    • The Not So Sweet Inbetween

      She’s a frail middle aged woman in a motorized wheelchair and she called because her teenage sons are stressing her out. When we get there, […]