BRIEF BIO: Daniel Palmer is the author of a novel, Delirious (coming from Kensington Books, in January 2011). He is also an occasional short story writer, with The Dead Club in the ITW anthology, First Thrills, and Disfigured, found in Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up At Night.
Daniel, whose father is New York Times best-selling novelist Michael Palmer, is the first to admit he never planned a career in publishing. Daniel’s earliest passion was music, and songwriting in particular. He spent several years performing in the Boston club scene and has recorded two CDs. Retail clothing giant J.Crew licensed Daniel’s songs for commercial use. Technology became another passion for Daniel, beginning with the first dot.com boom. He spent a decade as an e-commerce pioneer, helping to build first-generation Web sites for many popular brands.
With much of the world going “digital,” Daniel saw an opportunity to use his Internet and Social Media work experience to craft a techo-thriller that would not lose the reader in complicated techo-jargon. The result of that effort is Delirious, which follows Charlie Giles, a once high-flying electronics superstar, who may be a cold-blooded killer … or the victim of a relentless, diabolical attack.
The second novel of Daniel’s three-book contract with Kensington explores the teen phenomenon of sexting and its devastating consequences. In the novel, a match is lit when technology is used to destroy a man’s good name. Daniel’s novels focus on everyday people overcoming incredible obstacles and feature the hidden dangers of commonly used technologies.
Daniel is actively involved with the Red Sox Home Base program, helping to raise money for veterans suffering from PTSD. Additionally, once each year at ThrillerFest in New York City in July, Daniel and his father can be seen performing humorous songs about writing. Daniel holds a Master’s Degree from Boston University. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two children.