Thriller and Mystery Author Dan Padavona

Gripping thrillers and suspense, believable characters you’ll care about, and terrifying killers. The pages turn themselves. Discover why readers love Dan Padavona.

What readers are saying about Dan Padavona

I needed a new writer and Dan Padavona certainly delivered. Can’t wait for the next page turner. 

The last few chapters had me on the edge of my seat speed reading to find out what was going to happen. 

A thriller that I couldn’t put down. I couldn’t close my eyes either since it was a book, not a show.

OMG could not put stop reading. So many twist and turns. The author has you questioning every character.

A thrilling page turner that you just can’t put down! It kept my attention until the very end!

A gripping book with great detail and wonderful character development.

Absolutely fabulous writing! I love the characters! This is a great read!

There were quite a bit of twists and turns I was not expecting, and Thomas Shepherd is now a new favorite character of mine!


Thriller and Mystery Author Dan Padavona

Dan Padavona grew up in Cortland, New York, outside 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 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 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 produced 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 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 was nearly swept up by a strong twister outside 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 Wolf Lake series, The Logan and Scarlett series, The Darkwater Cove series, The Scarlett Bell series, and Dark Vanishings, finalist for eFestival of Word’s 2016 Indie Novel of the Year award. Several of his Kindle books, paperbacks, and audiobooks rank in the top-20 among Amazon’s mystery and thriller categories. He is a proud member of the International Thriller Writers Organization.