Dan loves his wife, kids, and fans
Horror author Dan Padavona grew up in Cortland, New York, outside of the beautiful Finger Lakes, where he earned degrees from SUNY Cortland and SUNY Oneonta. He entered the National Weather Service in 1994 and later became a forecaster for NOAA. After publishing his first novel, Storberry, in 2014, Dan fell in love with writing and authored nine additional titles by the end of 2017. Bram Stoker Award winner and legendary horror author, Brian Keene, called Dan “one of the most exciting writers to burst upon the scene in quite some time.”
His works are currently being adopted for audio books and foreign translations. He’s a supporter of Scares That Care and regularly donates to cancer research. Dan loves animals, especially his three dogs and Russian tortoise.
When he’s not writing, Dan enjoys photography, biking, weight lifting, and storm chasing. Dan has videotaped tornadoes from New York to Oklahoma and Texas, and once was nearly swept up by a strong twister outside of Sweetwater, Texas. A self-proclaimed ice cream and gelato lover, Dan admits to spending too much time in the gym, compensating for his questionable nutritional decisions.
Dan Padavona is the author of the bestselling dark horror novel, Crawlspace, The Face of Midnight, Severity, and Dark Vanishings, finalist for eFestival of Word’s 2016 Indie Horror Novel of the Year award. His vampire horror novel debut, Storberry, reached #1 on the Amazon Horror and Occult charts in May of 2016.