Notable author and contributor to APA-L
David McDaniel was born June 16, 1939, in Toledo, Ohio. He studied cinematography at San Diego State University, then moved to Los Angeles. While living in Los Angeles he joined science fiction fandom, using the pseudonym Ted Johnstone. This makes him one of the few authors to write under his real name but conduct his social life under a pseudonym. He was also known by the nickname "Tedron", the name of his character in a Shared universe fantasy called Coventry.
David McDaniel died sometime in the early morning of November 1, 1977 while alone at his home. At the time of his death he was contracted to fly to Baton Rouge, Louisiana for freelance work as a cameraman.