Daniel Elijah

danielelijahDaniel Elijah (AKA Daniel Elijah Roueche), the author of A Memory Apart, was born in Provo, Utah. At the ripe-ol’ age of 6 weeks, he traveled with his family across the country to settle in the mysterious land of McLean, Virginia. After a restless year and a half, he moved all the way across the state line to Gaithersburg, Maryland, where he developed a love of sports whilst playing with his three brothers. He also developed a love of the Olsen twins whilst playing with his little sister. But, eventually it was time for him and his family to move on to bigger things. And what better place to find “bigger things” than Arlington, Texas? While in Texas, he developed an insatiable appetite for all genres and forms of stories—books, movies, television shows, crazy next door neighbors, old ladies at church, pathological liars. He absolutely fell in love with film and all the stories that can be told in that medium. There is rarely a day that goes by that Daniel doesn’t watch a new movie or spend hours on IMDB soaking up as much trivia as possible. While a teenager, he also developed a life-long love for the Dallas Mavericks. This obsession would prove to be more than a passing fad and would even evoke a tear or two when they won the championship in 2011. At the age of 17 he made his way around the metaphorical “full circle” and moved back to Provo, Utah, where he attended Brigham Young University. After years of study, a stint in Parker, Colorado, and several majors later, he earned a B.A. in English Language in December of 2012. Daniel remains in Provo, and spends as much time as he can writing, playing sports, watching the Mavs, reading anything and everything he can get his hands on, dancing like a madman, and going to movies.

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