Following the TV show's remarkable resurrection, Daniel was delighted to be asked back, this time by BBC Books, to write about killer dolls, plastic vampires and deadly shop-window dummies in the book Autonomy for the Tenth Doctor's era.
By this time, he had been busy elsewhere, having had novels published by Penguin, Hamish Hamilton and Allison and Busby - The Cut, Losing Faith and This is the Day. His most recent YA books are paranormal/supernatural thrillers Shadow Runners and Emerald Greene and the Witch Stones, and he has also written non-fiction titles about music, politics, parenting, robots, toys and gadgets. Some of his books have been translated and sold to countries including France, Germany, Finland, Brazil, the USA and Saudi Arabia.
Having been an 80s radio DJ, a teacher of English as a foreign language, a translator, a lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University and a Lifelong Learning organiser, Daniel now combines his writing with school visits.
He has visited over 400 schools, delivering talks and workshops on Doctor Who plus other more general writing workshops, along with highly competitive prize quizzes! He also does editing work for Cornerstones and the Oxford Literary Consultancy.
Daniel's special interests are sci-fi, fantasy and popular culture, especially 80s/90s music. Recently, he has become interested in books for reluctant readers through writing five books for Badger Learning, and he has got involved in campaigns to save local libraries.
He has been represented since 1995 by Caroline Montgomery at Rupert Crew Ltd., and lives with his wife and two teenage children on the edge of the Peak District.
You can find Daniel on Twitter at @danblythewriter and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/danielblythewriter - probably rather too often.