About Dan Padavona

Dan PadavonaWhen you read one of my books I want you to feel like you are sitting around a campfire with me at midnight…the sweet smell of wood burning, the fire crackling like a bullwhip, and a full moon chasing the shadows back to the woods. Just remember to save me a marshmallow. I like mine light brown, like cinnamon toast.

In July of 2022, my novel Her Last Breath reached the top #800 among several million novels on Amazon, alongside Stephen King and Dean Koontz. Dark Vanishings claimed Indie Thriller Novel of the Year Runner-up in August of 2016.

I was born and raised in Cortland, New York, not far from the Finger Lakes region. My parents separated when I was very young. My mother raised me into the person I am today. I live outside of Binghamton, New York, with my wife Terri, and children Joe, and Julia.

I have been an avid reader for as long as I can remember, mainly of fantasy and horror. If you happen upon me, you’ll probably see me reading Robert Jordan, Jack Ketchum, J.K. Rowling, Dean Koontz, or one of many authors who so enrich my life with their ability to tell a good tale. I am enamored with the written word and can spend hours playing with different word combinations to improve prose.

More than anything, I love a good thriller. Let me tell you one.

So what will find within these pages?

You will find periodic updates on my latest writing projects, links to my available works, and a ton of fun stuff, too. I’ll tell you all about my favorite horror novels and movies. And I love music – from The Smiths to Clutch, Nightwish, and Phantogram, I love to write about lyrics, songs, and get nostalgic. Don’t be shy. Join the discussion.

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