danMy name is Dan Koboldt; I’m an author, bowhunter, and scientist from the Midwest.


I write novels in the fantasy & science fiction genres of speculative fiction. My agent and I are currently seeking publication for THE ROGUE RETRIEVAL, an adult science fiction novel about a Vegas stage magician who takes high-tech illusions of magic into a medieval world that has the real thing.

You might know me as a Codexian and a Pitch Wars mentor. I’m also the host of #SFFpit, a twice-yearly Twitter pitching party for authors of sci-fi/fantasy who are seeking representation or publication.


I’m an avid bowhunter, and enjoy pursuing deer and turkey in the Midwest. Read more about my archery, woodcraft, and hunting exploits at In Search of Whitetails.


For the last decade, I have worked as a research scientist in the field of human genetics and genomics. Currently, I manage the human genetics group of the Genome Institute at Washington University in St. Louis. We use next-generation DNA sequencing technologies to uncover the genetic basis of inherited diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, cancer, and diabetes.

I’ve co-authored over 60 publications in Nature, JAMA, and The New England Journal of Medicine, and other journals. You can read more about my work and the impact of next-generation DNA sequencing at Massgenomics.