Born in Richmond,Virginia in the days of disco. At college, I didn’t mesh well with pretentious, type-A financiers in public ivy, so I shunned Wall Street and aimed for the LAPD. In LA for my interview, I choked and decided instead to drive south to wander Mexico. Returning toVirginia, I injected myself into corporate America, met my wife, traded Catholicism for Islam, got married, and found stability. Stability got old, so I ditched my job, green-carded my foreign bride and moved to Australia earning graduate degrees in computer science and information technology, breaking frequently to travel. After wandering the globe post-graduation, I landed in New York re-entering the corporate world. During a trip to Mt.Everest, an epiphany told me I hated my new-found job. Upon return to Brooklyn, I ditched my job, traded Islam for confusion and hibernated in my apartment to focus on my quiet love since college, writing.
Visit me at www.danielshortell.com for details on my debut novel, Where’s Unimportant, and to view my other writing and photography projects.