Daniel A. Kelin, II is an actor, director, playwright, educator, author and avid traveller. He has designed and implemented programs across the US, in the Marshall Islands, India, American Samoa, Pohnpei, and Guam. Dan’s work with Pacific Island youth is profiled in Performing Democracy and The Arts and Bilingual Youth. Under a Rockefeller Foundation grant he developed and toured a play based on the songs, dance and folk stories of the Marshall Islands. Throughout that time, he worked with storytellers which resulted in a book of those stories, Marshall Islands Legends and Stories. Other writing has appeared in Parabola, Teaching Tolerance, Hawaii Review, the Indian Folklore Journal, Tinfish, and the Eclectic Literary Forum. He has also penned profiles of Pacific and Asian youth for Highlights for Children and Hopscotch for Girls. Kidz Book Hub, Australia, will publish one he wrote on a young actor from India.
Daniel’s story “Shadows of an Ancient Battle” is included in Amok: An Anthology of Asia-Pacific Speculative Fiction.