Daniel Laurence has been fretting, languishing and hammering away at the writing process for over ten years. He pens whimsical and humorous children’s books for newly emergent readers as well as deeply brooding screenplays. A contrast, he hopes, maintains his psyche in the middle.
Daniel won a McKnight Screenwriting Fellowship for his screenplay, KINDRED: A socially liberal, eccentric farmer’s wife struggles to raise her polarized “at risk” teenage sons as socially progressive young men amidst the intolerance of their remote township. His screenplay, JINGLE DRESS, was a finalist for the Sundance Screenwriting Lab. His scrennplay THE GAZA GOLEM was a quarterfinalist for the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship in 2004.
His beginning chapter book, CAPTAIN AND MATEY SET SAIL, was published by HarperCollins in 2001. Presently, Daniel earns his keep in the world as an elementary teacher and, of course, prefers teaching writing to any other subject.