Daniel is the author of seven books including the award-winning novel, The Book of Want (University of Arizona Press, 2011). He is also editor of the landmark anthology, Latinos in Lotusland (Bilingual Press, 2008), which brings together 60 years of Los Angeles fiction by Latin@ writers. His newest book is Things We Do Not Talk About: Exploring Latino/a Literature through Essays and Interviews (San Diego State University Press, 2014). Daniel has been widely anthologized including in Sudden Fiction Latino and Hint Fiction (both from W. W. Norton, 2010), and New California Writing (Heyday Books, 2012).
Daniel has written for many publications including The New York Times, El Paso Times, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Daily Journal, High Country News, LAObserved, Jewish Journal, and California Lawyer. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in many literary journals including Exquisite Corpse, PANK, Pilgrimage, Fairy Tale Review, The MacGuffin, PALABRA, New Madrid, THEMA, Bilingual Review, and Pembroke. He shares blogging duties on La Bloga which is dedicated to Chican@ and Latin@ literature.