Tawni O’Dell is the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of six novels including her latest the coal town thriller, Angels Burning, and Back Roads which was an Oprah’s Book Club pick and currently in pre-production to be made into a film by Infinity Media. Her novels have been published in over forty countries and her writing has appeared in anthologies, magazines, blogs, and newspapers around the world. Her most recent project is co-producing her original screenplay, Rewrites, which is slated to begin shooting in early 2017.

Tawni was born and raised in the coal-mining region of western Pennsylvania, the territory she writes about with such striking authenticity. She graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism and spent many years living in the Chicago area before moving back to her home state as a single mom where she raised her two children.