Daniel Ottalini is the author of The Steam Empire Series, a fantastical Roman and Steampunk story brought to life in his debut novel, Brass Legionnaire. Daniel has been an avid reader all his life, starting at the grand old age of three. As a young boy, his room was overflowing with books, trains, airplanes, and toy soldiers. It’s always been his dream to write a novel, and his first one, Brass Legionnaire, is a finalist for the Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition’s 2013 eBook Awards. It is available on Createspace, Amazon, and through Smashwords. It is the first of a five book series written for e-book and POD self-publishing services. Daniel’s next book, Copper Centurion, is due out in Spring, 2013. When not writing in his miniscule free time, Daniel is a full time teacher, part-time tutor, and full-time video-game aficionado. He also enjoys many outdoor activities such as soccer and hiking.