Daniel Shahar-Szichman is a businessman, an optometrist, and formerly, an officer in the Israel Defense Forces. He is also devoted to sports (horseback riding, motorcycling, diving, river boating, and skiing), playing the saxophone and painting. Besides his other activities, from a young age Daniel writes poetry, short stories and novels. His book, Beneath Our Skin, now in English, was published in Hebrew with much success. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and lives in Israel by the sea, together with his family and his dog Linda, a cute border collie. The fact that he studied economics and sociology is fully reflected in the way his characters and story are built in his books.