Daniel Nardini was born in Bloomington, Illinois, and raised in Elmhurst, Illinois. He graduated from Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin, with a bachelors in anthropology and history, and he graduated from Western Illinois University in Macomb with a masters in European and Asian history. Mr. Nardini lived in Taiwan from 1990-1994, and visited Taiwan in 1996 and 2000. He also lived in South Korea from 1996-1997, and traveled back and forth to South Korea for the next ten years. He has written for Lawndale News, based in Cicero, Illinois, for over 20 years. Married to a Korean lady, Jade, they both currently live in Chadwick, Illinois.