Who? Me. I’m Daryl. I live in Seattle, Washington and write full-time. That means I get to hang out in coffee shops. A lot. Contact me here.
More about me
My most recent novel is Spoonbenders, set in my hometown of Chicago, which came out in June, 2017, and was a Top 20 Amazon Editor’s Choice and Audible.com’s editors choice for the year, as well as an NPR best book of the year. The trade paperback version will be out June 26, 2018.
I also write the young adult YA horror series, Harrison Squared. Books 2 and 3 are in the works. Other recent work includes the horror novella, We Are All Completely Fine, which won the Shirley Jackson Award and the World Fantasy Award. My SF novel Afterparty was on best-of-the-year lists from Kirkus and NPR Books, and was a finalist for the Campbell and Lambda Literary awards.
My first novel, Pandemonium, won the Crawford Award and was nominated for a World Fantasy Award. My other novels include the Philip K. Dick award finalist The Devil’s Alphabet and Raising Stony Mayhall, which was named one of the best books of the year by Library Journal.
Many of my short stories are collected in Unpossible and Other Stories, which was named one of the best books of 2011 by Publisher’s Weekly. The stories previously appeared in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Asimov’s Science Fiction, and MIT Technology Review Magazine, and in such anthologies as The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Year’s Best Fantasy. If you’ve got the time, you can read some of them in the Stories section of this site.
My comics work includes the Planet of the Apes series, Legenderry: Green Hornet, Dracula: The Company of Monsters series (co-written with Kurt Busiek), and the graphic novel The Secret Battles of Genghis Khan.