author dan koboldtMy 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.

I’m lucky to be 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.


As an avid bowhunter, I 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.