Daniel Blackaby

Storyteller. Creator. Encourager.

Daniel is a fourth-generation author. He grew up on the frozen plaines of western Canada but is currently migrated to the southern United States. As a 23-year old college student he wrote what would eventually become the first book of his award-winning YA fantasy trilogy The Lost City Chronicles

He has gone on to publish multiple books in both fiction and non-fiction. His work has been featured by major trade magazines, and at several major retail conventions, as well as being nominated for several awards and translated into additional languages.

Daniel is an international speaker, on the topics of creative writing, aesthetics, and Christian apologetics/worldview.


Awards and Recognition

  • Winner, Idaho Best Book Award - Fiction
  • Finalist, Christian Best Retail Award - Young Adult Non-Fiction
  • Featured in major trades, including 'Publishers Weekly' and 'CBA Magazine'
  • Presenter and featured author at major retailing conventions such as ALA and ICRS

Public Speaking/ Teaching

  • International Speaker in over 15 Countries
  • Writing Conferences. Keynote Speaker and Seminar Leader (Ridgecrest, Write2Ignite, and more)
  • Guest Lecturer, Graduate School
  • Teacher, College and High School

Academic Credentials

  • PhD - Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • ThM - Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • MDiv - Gateway Seminary
  • BA - North Greenville University