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I’m Daniel Kuhnley, an American author of dark fantasy and mystery thrillers. My novels include Dark Lament, Reborn, and The Braille Killer. I enjoy watching movies, reading novels, and programming. I live in Albuquerque, NM with my wife.

My stories feature strong male and female characters that you’ll connect to and identify with. Both heroes and villains conquer adversity in their quests. Evil runs rampant in the dark worlds I portray, but the heroes provide glimmers of hope.

All of my novels are professionally edited and proofread to ensure you have an enjoyable reading experience.


Q: When did you know you wanted to be a writer and how did you start?
A: I became interested in writing during middle school and started writing poems and songs. Then, in high school, I began writing short stories and started several novels.

Q: Where did you grow up and where to do you currently live?
A: I grew up in Albuquerque, NM, USA, and I’m still here. They don’t call it the Land of Entrapment for nothing!

Q: What other things do you like to do besides writing?
A: I enjoy writing software and watching TV shows (primarily British) and nearly every movie genre. I like video games too but find little time to play these days.

Q: When and how did you start your first published novel?
A: Dark Lament is my first published novel. I began writing the first draft of it in 2006, but shelved it for nine years after completing just seven chapters. In 2015 I attended a writing conference called Re:Write, and it inspired me to start writing again. I finished final edits on Dark Lament in 2017.

Q: Who are some of your favorite authors?
A: This is a tough question. As far as inspiration goes, definitely Terry Goodkind and Dean Koontz. From a pure enjoyment perspective: Ted Dekker, Tosca Lee, Dan Brown, Ernest Cline, J.K. Rowling, George R. R. Martin, Donita K. Paul, Ben Wolf, R.J. Batla, and Joshua C. Chadd.

Q: What are your favorite foods?
A: Pizza. Pizza, pizza, pizza. Does any other food exist? Okay, I also like green chile cheeseburgers (especially from Blake’s Lotaburger), and Chinese/Japanese/Vietnamese food. A good steak can be great too.

Q: What is a favorite place you like to vacation to?
A: I like going to Hawaii and Florida (only for the theme parks!).

Q: What subjects did you enjoy in school?
A: I enjoyed English, Programming, Social Studies, Math, and Music.

Q: Do you have a big family?
A: I guess it’s a matter of perspective. I don’t feel like I have a large family, but others seem to think so. I have a wife, two sisters and a brother, and more than 100 living relatives.

Q: Do you listen to music when you write?
A: Yes! Often, I can’t think without it. However, it has to be music without lyrics or music in another language so I don’t get distracted or want to sing along to it. Some of my favorite writing music is Audiomachine, Epic North, Future World Music, and Brand X Music.


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