Long before his name became synonymous with the modern legal thriller, John Grisham was working 60-70 hours a week at a small Southaven, Mississippi law practice, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby — writing his first novel. Born on February 8, 1955 in Jonesboro,(…)
John Sandford is the pseudonym of John Roswell Camp, an American author and journalist. Camp was born February 23, 1944, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He attended Cedar Rapids Catholic and public schools, graduating from Washington Senior High School in 1962. He received a bachelor’s degree in American Studies in 1966, and a master’s degree in(…)
I always wanted to be a writer. I travel a lot – more than 70 countries across six continents, to date. My novel DARK PLACES won Canada’s Arthur Ellis Award, and has been translated into Dutch, German, and Japanese; my recent Vertigo Crime graphic novel THE EXECUTOR was nominated for a Spinetingler Award, appeared on(…)
Jonathan Maberry (born May 18, 1958) is an American author of horror fiction who has won multiple Bram Stoker Awards for works such as Ghost Road Blues (2006), Rot & Ruin (2010), and the young adult novels Dust and Decay (2011) and Flesh & Bone (2012). JONATHAN MABERRY is a New York Times best-selling and(…)
Born in Chicago, Joe spent his early childhood living around the world, including Afghanistan and the Philippines. In fact, Joe’s first language — even before English — was Farsi, which he spoke as a child in Kabul. After a stint in Bellingham, WA, his family finally settled outside of Albany, NY.After taking a high school seminar(…)
Joseph Flynn was born, raised, and educated in Chicago. He attended: St. Mary of the Lake School; Francis W. Parker School; Loyola University and Northeastern Illinois University, from which he received a B.A. in English. It was while he was on his way to his first day of classes at Loyola, with the intention of(…)
Justin Cronin is the New York Times bestselling author of The Passage, Mary and O’Neil ( which won the PEN/Hemingway award and the Stephen Crane Prize ), and The Summer Guest. Other honors for his writing include a fellowship from The National Endowment for The Arts and a Whiting Writer’s award. He lives with his(…)
Katherine Ewell is the 19-year old author of Dear Killer, her debut novel. She has been writing novels since age 13, and since then has written seven. In 2011, her novel Bloodline of Queens was a semifinalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest. Also in 2011, she attended the California State Summer School for(…)
Before his thrillers landed him on The New York Times Bestseller list, Kevin O’Brien was a railroad inspector who worked all the live long day and wrote novels at night. He grew up on Chicago’s North Shore, the youngest of six children, and studied Journalism at Marquette University in Milwaukee. He moved to Seattle in(…)
Kyle Mills lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where he spends his time skiing, rock climbing and writing books.
LEE CHILD is British but moved with his family from Cumbria to the United States to start a new career as an American thriller writer. He is most famous for his Jack Reacher series. His first novel, Killing Floor, won the Anthony Award, and his second, Die Trying, won W H Smith’s Thumping Good Read(…)
Lincoln Child was born in Westport, Connecticut, which he still calls his hometown (despite the fact he left the place before his first birthday, and now only goes back on the weekends). Lincoln seemed to have acquired an interest in writing as early as second grade, when he wrote a short story entitled Bumble the(…)
New York Daily News columnist, author and NY1 host.
Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award-winning author of 22 novels. She also writes a weekly column with her daughter Francesca Serritella for the Philadelphia Inquirer titled “”Chick Wit”” which is a witty and fun take on life from a woman’s perspective. These stories, along with many other never-before-published stories,(…)
A native of Texas, Marc Cameron has spent over twenty-five years in law enforcement, the last twenty with the federal government. His assignments have taken him from rural Alaska to Manhattan, from Canada to Mexico and points in between. A second degree black belt in jujitsu, he often teaches defensive tactics to other law enforcement(…)
Marcus was born in Flint, Michigan. Loving parents still together, forty-plus and counting. His brother Matt is a respected video game columnist and owner of the website Tap Repeatedly. Marcus attended the University of Michigan, two majors, both promptly ignored. Collected single terms at grad schools in several states. Ten years in advertising and marketing(…)
Mark Berent served in the Air Force for more than twenty years, first as an enlisted man and then as an officer. He is therefore admirably suited to write his five-book Vietnam airwar series as he lived each story. Mark served four years and one day in Vietnam during the period from November 1965 until(…)
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Mary Burton enjoys hunting serial killers. She’s tracked them down in her hometown of Richmond, Old Town Alexandria, Austin and Nashville in books that have brought her acclaim and a loyal readership. Earlier novels include Senseless, Merciless and Before She Dies, all set in Alexandria, and The(…)
Matt Hilton worked for twenty-two years in private security and the police force in Cumbria. He is a 4th Dan blackbelt and coach in Ju-Jitsu. He lives in Cumbria with his wife and son.
Matthew Reilly is the international bestselling author of over twelve novels. In 2005, Matthew was the first author to participate in the Australian Government’s “Books Alive” initiative, for which he wrote the short novel Hell Island, featuring Shane Schofield. Over 200,000 copies of that work were given away for free in August of 2005. Matthew’s(…)
Michael Connelly was born in Philadelphia, PA on July 21, 1956. He moved to Florida with his family when he was 12 years old. Michael decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida. Once he decided on this direction he chose a major in journalism(…)
Michael Cordy is a British novelist. He was born in Ghana and spent much of his childhood abroad. He was educated in Britain at The King’s School, Canterbury, Leicester University and the University of Durham. After ten years in marketing and advertising he gave up a lucrative career to write novels. His first, The Miracle(…)