Bio

After nearly two decades at the forefront of critically acclaimed literary fiction, New York Times bestselling novelist Tawni O’Dell has recently spread her writing wings to include film, podcasts, and now live theater. Her play, When It Happens to You, opens off-Broadway in October, 2019. Based on her personal experience, the theatrical memoir is about a mother’s struggle to help restore a sense of safety and wholeness to her family after her daughter was the victim of a brutal attack. Tawni not only wrote the play but performs in it, as well. @HappensToYouNYC 10/3-11/10

Tawni is the bestselling author of six novels including her latest, the coal town thriller, Angels Burning. Her first novel, Back Roads was an Oprah Winfrey Book Club selection and was recently made into a film with a screenplay adapted by Tawni. She also wrote and co-produced the popular audio drama, Rewrites. Her novels have been published in over forty countries and her writing has appeared in anthologies, magazines, and newspapers throughout the world. She’s the mother of two, a native of western Pennsylvania, and a graduate of Northwestern University.