Daniel McInerny is a native of South Bend, Indiana; a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (BA English) and The Catholic University of America (MA and PhD Philosophy), and the son of the late Ralph McInerny, award-winning author of the Father Dowling mystery series. He is an associate professor of philosophy at Christendom College and a fiction author, dramatist, and screenwriter. His first screenplay, I Am Not Prince Hamlet, originally found representation with The Artists Agency, and he has twice been named a finalist for the J.F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction sponsored by Dappled Things. He and his wife Amy have three adult children and one grandchild and live in Virginia.