Scares That Care announced today that Dan Padavona, author of the bestselling vampire novel, “Storberry,” will be attending the 2018 horror convention and charity event in Williamsburg, Virginia. Dan will sign novels and offer books at a substantial discount to online prices. Look for Dan in the Celebrity Room…yes, Padavona swindled Joe Ripple and Brian Keene into thinking he’s a celebrity. 🙂
Scares That Care was founded by Joe Ripple, a retired Baltimore County, Maryland, Police Detective, in 2007 as a tribute to the daughter of a fellow officer who succumbed to a terminal illness.
The charity originally started with the goal of raising $10,000 per year for organizations such as Make-A-Wish and the Kennedy Krieger Institute. After several successful campaigns, the charity became more formalized in 2011 as an IRS approved 501(c)(3) and a newly established Board of Directors.
Scares That Care is a 100% volunteer organization.
Dan Padavona is the author of nine horror novels, including Severity, The Island, Crawlspace, and The Face of Midnight. His vampire novel, Storberry, reached #1 on the Amazon Horror and Occult charts in May 2016. His post-apocalyptic horror series, Dark Vanishings, was a finalist for Indie Horror Novel of the Year at the 2016 eFestival of Words, and Bram Stoker Award Winning author Brian Keene referred to Padavona as, “One of the most exciting writers to burst upon the scene in quite some time.”
Padavona’s interests include reading, weight lifting, biking, Renaissance fairs, and copious amounts of ice cream. When not writing, he forecasts the weather for the National Weather Service, where he has worked since 1994. Padavona is a storm chaser and enjoys integrating weather elements into his story lines.
Dan was born and raised in Cortland, New York, not far from the Finger Lakes region. Today, he lives outside of Binghamton, NY, with his wife Terri, and their two children.