Daniel Mueller

Profile Updated: July 7, 2011
Daniel Mueller
Residing In: Albuquerque, NM USA
Spouse/Partner: Michelle Brooks
Homepage: twitter.com/muellerd
facebook.com
Occupation: Writer, Professor
Children: Liliana Mueller, born 2003
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Since graduating high school, I received my BA in English from St. Olaf College, taught high school English in India and Wausau, WI for four years, attended graduate school in creative writing at Hollins University, University of Virginia, and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and have taught fiction writing to graduate and undergraduate students at Western Michigan University, Dartmouth College, Centre College, University of New Mexico (where I received tenure in 2005), and the Low-Residency MFA Program at Queens University of Charlotte. I published my first book, How Animals Mate, a collection of short fiction written over ten years, in 1999. It won the Sewanee Fiction Prize, was reviewed in The New York Times and Washington Post, and was cited by Esquire Magazine as one of the five best story collections published in that year. New work has appeared or is forthcoming in CutBank, Prairie Schooner, Cincinnati Review, Gargoyle, Surreal South 09, The Missouri Review and The Iowa Review. With luck, I'll publish a new collection of stories soon.

Michelle Brooks, a poet, fiction-writer, and memoirist who maintains a blog (michellespells@blogspot.com), and I were married on Halloween 2009. I have one child from a previous relationship, my gorgeous, brilliant daughter Lili who turned 7 on March 20th. My gorgeous, brilliant fiancee brings no children to our marriage, but in 1979 she was only in 2nd grade, so maybe there are more in our future.

Though Lili and I find little to dislike about Albuquerque, Michelle, a native Texan, prefers dying Midwestern industrial cities to slow desert ones, and I've promised her that as soon as Lili goes to college we'll move someplace like Cleveland, Milwaukee, Detroit, or Pittsburgh.

It was great fun seeing those of you who attended the reunion last August. Email me if you get a chance at danieljamesmueller@gmail.com. I'd like to hear from you.

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Jun 14, 2014 at 10:24 AM

Happy birthday! It was fun to see you a few years ago. Wishing you the best year ever.

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Posted: Mar 08, 2014 at 11:00 PM
Michelle and Lili looking sexy.
Posted: Mar 08, 2014 at 11:00 PM
Whoa.
Posted: Mar 08, 2014 at 11:00 PM
My gorgeous, brilliant fiancee and daughter. Hey, I warned you.
Posted: Mar 09, 2014 at 11:00 PM
Here's a photo of Lili taken last year, when she was the tallest kid in her entire kindergarten class.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:59 PM
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:59 PM
Lili hauls in her first fish, a 3 oz. bluegill, from the children's pond at Tingley Beach here in Albuquerque.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:59 PM
Introducing Lili to the wonders of pyromania.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:59 PM
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:59 PM