Daniel José Older

Daniel José Older

Daniel José Older is a writer, composer and paramedic living in Brooklyn, New York. Salsa Nocturna, Daniel’s debut ghost noir collection, was hailed as “striking and original” by Publishers Weekly. He has facilitated workshops on music and anti-oppression organizing at public schools, religious houses, universities, and prisons.  His soul band Ghost Star performs original multimedia theater productions about New York history around the city and he’s composed scores for nationally known filmmakers, puppeteers and choreographers. His short stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Flash Fiction, Crossed Genres, and The Innsmouth Free Press, among other publications. Daniel is working towards his MFA in creative writing at Antioch University, Los Angeles and is represented by Eddie Schneider at JABberwocky Literary Agency. You can find his thoughts on writing, read his ridiculous ambulance adventures and hear his music at http://ghoststar.net/.


Edited: Seregil of Rhiminee May 15, 2014
Book Covers
Salsa Nocturna: Stories
Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History
Half-Resurrection Blues (Bone Street Rumba #1)
Shadowshaper (The Shadowshaper Cypher #1)
Midnight Taxi Tango (Bone Street Rumba #2)
Battle Hill Bolero (Bone Street Rumba #3)
Shadowhouse Fall (The Shadowshaper Cypher #2)
Last Shot
The Book of Lost Saints
Shadowshaper Legacy (The Shadowshaper Cypher #3)
Flood City

Speculative Fiction Novels (10)


2021 | science fiction, young adult | Release date 2021
(The Shadowshaper Cypher #3)
2020 | fantasy > urban fantasy, young adult

2019 | fantasy
(Star Wars)
2018 | science fiction > space opera
(The Shadowshaper Cypher #2)
2017 | fantasy > urban fantasy, young adult
(Bone Street Rumba #3)
2017 | fantasy > urban fantasy
(Bone Street Rumba #2)
2016 | fantasy > urban fantasy
(The Shadowshaper Cypher #1)
2015 | fantasy > urban fantasy, young adult
(Bone Street Rumba #1)
2014 | fantasy > urban fantasy

2012 | fantasy, horror, short stories

Comics and Anthology (1)


2014 | science fiction, fantasy, horror, anthology