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, Brass Legionnaire, was the winner of the Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition’s 2013 eBook Awards for best Action Adventure Novel. 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. Since publishing his first novel, Daniel has gone on to publish two more, Copper Centurion, and Iron Tribune, as well as two novellas, Antioch Burns, and Roma Aeronautica.His fourth novel, Steel Praetorian, is due out in Q4 of 2016.
When not writing in his minuscule free time, Daniel is a full time teacher. He lives in Maryland with a large supply of writing paper, plastic toy soldiers, and resource books.