Daphne Dador is a Filipino-American science fiction & fantasy writer who resides in Virginia, but is a California girl at heart. Daphne enjoys devising ways to scare her protagonists, and is committed to bringing a diverse perspective to genre fiction. When she’s not writing, she also enjoys doing “research” whether that’s armchair ghost hunting, star-gazing, or learning about her heritage (usually involving food). Coffee shops, vampires, and road trips are a few of her favorite things. She is represented by Tara Gonzalez at Erin Murphy Literary Agency.


Writing Affiliations 


  • WRITEMENTOR Workshop Coordinator/Mentorship Program Committee (April 2021 – September 2021). Selected to organize writing workshops for summer program mentees.

  • AUTHOR MENTOR MATCH Round 8 Mentee (February 2021). Selected for author Alexa Donne’s competitive mentorship program designed to assist unagented authors revise their chosen manuscript and enhance their craft. Mentor: Tracy Badua.

  • WRITEMENTOR Mentee (April 2020). Selected for author Stuart White’s competitive mentorship program to revised chosen manuscript. Mentor:  Marisa Noelle

  • NoVA Storybuilders (Nov. 2019 – present)