Jason Daniels grew up in Eastern Kentucky and came of age in the Bluegrass region of Central Kentucky, where he developed a love for antiques, historic buildings, and the arts. He started dreaming of becoming a professional writer in 7th grade. While in high school, he was chosen out of thousands of kids to attend Governor's School for the Arts in creative writing. He attended Eastern Kentucky University where he got his BFA in photography. After college, he began writing his first novel.