Daniel José Older is the bestselling author of the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series and the novel Shadowshaper, which was shortlisted for the Kirkus Prize, the Andre Norton Award, the Locus, the Mythopoeic Award, the International Latino Book Award, and named one of Esquire’s 80 Books Every Person Should Read. He co-edited the Locus and World Fantasy nominated anthology Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History. Daniel has guest edited at Fireside Fiction, Catapult, Crossed Genres, and Fantasy Magazine, and served as a judge for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, the Burt Award for Young Adult Caribbean Literature, and the PEN American Award. You can find his thoughts on writing and read dispatches from his decade-long career as an NYC paramedic at http://danieljoseolder.net/.

Daniel José Older is Clarion West’s 2017 Brian James Lewis Editor’s Choice Fellow.