Clarion veteran Daniel Abraham (CW ‘98) writes under several names, all of them successful. As one half of the collaborative team (the other half being Ty Franck) that constitutes the international and New York Times bestselling author James S.A. Corey, he writes in the Expanse universe and is a writer and Executive Producer on the TV series The Expanse. The Expanse franchise has garnered popular acclaim and numerous awards including the Hugo, Saturn, Locus, and Dragon awards, and recognition from the Directors Guild of Canada.
His M.L.N. Hanover aspect authored the Black Sun’s Daughter series while under his own name he has published short stories, the Dagger and the Coin series, the Long Price Quartet, and now the first book in a new epic fantasy trilogy, Age of Ash.
In 1996 Daniel sold his first story to a semi-prozine. The Clarion West Six-Week Writer’s Workshop – with a lineup of teachers including George R.R. Martin, Connie Willis and Gardner Dozois – helped him hone his craft, and he was soon publishing steadily. These and other mentors such as New Mexico authors Fred Saberhagen and Tony Hillerman have engendered in Daniel a desire to mentor in turn, including serving several times as a Clarion West instructor.
Daniel Abraham lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife and his daughter and somehow maintains his considerable writing output around the distractions of a small herd of joyous dogs.