Daphne Dador (she/her) 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. Astronomy, astrology, astronauts, vampires, and her writing mentors are a few of her favorite things. She is represented by Tara Gonzalez at Erin Murphy Literary Agency. Daphne writes under the pen name D.C. Dador for her adult work.


Writing Affiliations

– SCBWI Member (Mid-Atlantic RegionFall Conference Planning Committee (2022). Member (Feb. 2019 – present).

ROGUE MENTOR MG Mentor (2022)

– WRITEMENTOR Mentor (2022) Workshop Coordinator/Mentorship Program Committee (April 2021). Selected to organize writing workshops for summer program mentees. Mentee (April 2020). Selected for author Stuart White’s competitive mentorship program to revised chosen manuscript. Mentor:  Marisa Noelle.
– WRITE TEAM Mentor (2022) Support querying authors by answering their writing and publishing questions. Review submission packages. 
– 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.
– AVENGERS OF COLOUR Mentee (Sept. 2020). Selected for author Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé’s  competitive mentorship program designed to assist authors of color find an agent. Mentor: Kess Costales.
– #FiltheShelves Member (August 2021 – present). Campaign to “fill the shelves” with Filipino authors
– NoVA Storybuilders (Nov. 2019 – present). Local writing group in Northern Virginia led by Denise Taranova.