Wayne Daniel was born on a small farm a few miles from Novice, Texas. He attended public schools in Novice, Spearman, and Hamlin and has lived in New York, Santa Fe, Tallahassee, and elsewhere. He has three college degrees, because he had a hard time deciding what he wanted to do. He ended up as a professional librarian and retired from that work in 2010. Along the way he got poems and stories and articles published in several "little" magazines. He lives in El Paso, Texas.