Daniel Kuhnley | Daniel
33
page-template-default,page,page-id-33,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-title-hidden,qode_grid_1200,transparent_content,columns-3,qode-child-theme-ver-1.0.0,qode-theme-ver-13.1.2,qode-theme-bridge,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.4.5,vc_responsive

Daniel Kuhnley is a software engineer turned novelist who specializes in dark fantasy. His stories are character driven and full of adventure and interesting creatures. The heroes and villains conquer adversity in their quests and deliver readers plenty of gore and romance along the journey. His love of role-playing games like Ultima and Final Fantasy inspired him to create his own game, The World of Centauria. This sparked his passion for creating characters and telling their stories!

 

Daniel’s writing will appeal to fans of Terry Goodkind, Stephen King, and Dean Koontz.

FAQs

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’m a Java developer and enjoy writing software. I also enjoy watching tv shows (primarily British) and nearly every movie genre. I enjoy 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, and Donita K. Paul.


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.

 

Pinterest
You can learn more about me and my interests in reading, movies, gaming, music and more on Pinterest. If you’re a Conqueror, you’ll get exclusive content from me about these interests, and I’ll also share recommendations with you.