Daniel Kine is author of the novels Between Nowhere and Happiness (2009, Smallhand Press) and forthcoming Up Nights (2013, Ooligan Press). He was born in Toledo, Ohio, in 1984, and studied philosophy and literature in San Francisco, Mexico City, Guatemala, and Portland, Oregon. His writing has appeared in several publications, including Modern Review, Q Poetry, Pathways, and Indie Literature Now. His fiction has been described as “concerning the rootlessness of modern youth.” Common themes in his novels revolve around suicide, affectlessness, drug use, and the struggles of individual freedom. He lives in London.