Daniel José Older has always loved monsters, whether historical, prehistorical or imaginary. His debut series for young adults, the Shadowshaper Cypher, has earned starred reviews, the International Latino Book Award and New York Times Notable Book and NPR Best Books of the Year picks, among other accolades. He has worked as a bike messenger, a waiter, a teacher and was a New York City paramedic for ten years. Daniel lives in New Orleans.
His most recent book is "Dactyl Hill Squad."