Introducing Dan Padavona

danpMy new friend is Dan Padavona and we’re about to unleash some wicked horror on you.

I spent 2014 as a “year of marketing collaboration” with the multi-author box sets exceeding my expectations. I’ve declared 2015 my “year of creative collaboration” which means I’m going to be co-writing novels with anywhere from 5-7 authors, if all of the potential projects move forward. And the first one is with fellow horror author, Dan Padavona.

From his website:

I was born and raised in Cortland, New York, not far from the Finger Lakes region. My parents, Loretta, and Ronnie Padavona, separated when I was very young. My father moved to California where he gained notoriety in heavy metal music as Ronnie James Dio. 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 fantasy and horror. If you happen upon me, you’ll probably see that I am reading Terry Brooks, Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, Dean Koontz, Robert Jordan, or one of the many authors who have so enriched 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 horror story. Let me tell you one.

storberry-384Dan contacted me a few months ago and we struck up an email conversation. We discovered we have a lot in common, including a love of the band Kyuss. I don’t know many musicians who appreciate the desert rock pioneers so finding another horror author who loves them was definitely a sign from above…or below. Whichever floats your boat.

More importantly, Dan and I have the same style and approach to storytelling so we decided to try and co-write something. That something is a novel and the first draft is almost done. The story is terrifying, gripping and I know you’re going to love it.

We’ll throw some cover reveals and teasers out there as we get closer to publication. In the meantime, you should check out Storberry and The Island. I’ve read both of these and once you do, you’ll know why I jumped at the chance to collaborate with Dan.

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