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Dan-Padavona_400_400Who the heck is Dan Padavona?

My novels have reached the #1 best-seller ranking on Amazon in Horror and Occult, and Amazon ranked me in the top-100 of all horror authors in both 2015 and 2016. These were incredible thrills, and I owe all to my loyal readership.



Where should you begin?

Here’s a quick synopsis of my available novels and who I think they will most appeal to. CLICK any novel to learn more.

The Face of Midnight

 “One of the most exciting writers to burst upon the scene.” – Brian Keene

Becca is homeless, but she sleeps in the finest neighborhood houses. She knows when you’re home and when you’re away. She might even be sleeping in your bed right now. Danger, however, is closing in on Becca.

New York’s most-feared murderer, The Midnight Killer, is butchering victims on his way across the state. He’s getting closer to Becca every day.

When Becca and her friend, Steve, flee from a deranged man in Barton Falls, they take shelter inside an abandoned farmhouse on the edge of town. But something evil lurks within the house, and a freak October storm has trapped Becca and Steve inside.

And it’s Halloween Night.

In the spirit of Richard Laymon, Brian Keene, and Jack Ketchum…



Dark Vanishings 1-4DV Series-COVERVAULT

A Post-apocalyptic story line which combines elements of horror, fantasy, and thriller/adventure. Finalist for 2016 Indie Horror Novel of the Year.

Readers compare Dark Vanishings to Robert McCammon’s Swan Song and Joe Hart’s Cruel World. If you like a mix of horror and adventure with a fantasy twist, you’ll have a great time in the world of Dark Vanishings.




Pure horror, very dark. In the spirit of Richard Laymon and early Jack Ketchum.

Jerry discovers a hidden passageway into his neighbors’ apartments. But he isn’t the only person aware of the secret, and now his friend is missing.

Do you like your horror to be claustrophobic and unrelenting? Then Crawlspace is for you.




The IslandThe Island-COVERVAULT

I wrote this short story anthology between Storberry and Dark Vanishings. Most readers have a strong reaction to The Island, particularly if spiders creep them out.

One Autumn in Kane Grove is a dreamy, first-person tale of murders taking place on a college campus.

The Island also includes Treman Mills, which I attached at the top of this page.

Fans of short stories will enjoy The Island anthology.




An old-school vampire tale in the vein of Salem’s Lot and 30 Days of Night, Storberry was a #1 Horror/Occult Best-Seller on Amazon. If you prefer your vampires to be monstrous and deadly instead of sparkling, Storberry will be sure to please.





That’s a quick synopsis of my backlist to get you started. If you ever have a question, feel free to e-mail me. And as always, if you enjoy one of my books, please leave a review on Amazon and let a fellow horror fan know about my books.

Many thanks for the continued support. I am grateful to have the best readers in horror.

Best wishes

Vestal, NY USA