The Twelve with Ponzo

THE TWELVE: Award-winning and bestselling authors writing across the boundaries of thriller, mystery, horror and crime.

Connected by a love of intriguing characters, fast-paced writing and edge of your seat tension, you can find out more on The Twelve authors below.

jcarsonblackJ.Carson Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Laura Cardinal series:  Darkness on the Edge of Town, Dark Side of the Moon, The Devil’s Hour and the novella, Cry Wolf. Thomas & Mercer published her thriller Icon in June 2012 and The Survivors Club in October 2013.  Her novel, THE SHOP was #1 Bestseller–ALL BOOKS–in Kindle Store, and THE SURVIVORS CLUB was #2 all books in Kindle Store.





Joshua GrahamJoshua Graham is the the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author  of Beyond Justice, Terminus, and Darkroom, the winner of the International Book Award, Forward National Literature Award, USA Book News Best Books Award, and host of Thriller Radio. His award-winning novel DARKROOM hit 3 bestseller lists on Amazon the night of its release.

CBS NEWS described DARKROOM as a book with “action, political intrigue and well-rounded characters…a novel that thriller fans will devour.”

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY described BEYOND JUSTICE as: “A riveting legal thriller…breaking new ground with a vengeance…demonically entertaining and surprisingly inspiring.”

Suspense Magazine listed BEYOND JUSTICE in its BEST OF 2010, alongside titles by Scott Turrow, Ted Dekker, Steven James and Brad Thor.


Cheryl Bradshaw

Cheryl Bradshaw is The New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author.

Born and raised in Southern California, Cheryl Bradshaw became interested in writing at a young age, but it was almost two decades before she put pen to paper. An avid fan of mysteries since childhood, Bradshaw credits Agatha Christie and Robert B. Parker as her two biggest inspirations for her writing.

In 2009 Bradshaw wrote Black Diamond Death (Book One: Sloane Monroe series). Within six weeks it entered the top 100 in two different categories and remained in the top 100 for over a year. Since that time, Bradshaw has written four additional novels in the series, and is currently writing the sixth, Hush Now Baby.

Bradshaw is the founder of IWU on Facebook, a writers group with over 2,000 members. In August 2012, Bradshaw was named one of Twitter’s seven best authors to follow. In 2013, Bradshaw’s novel, Stranger in Town, was chosen as a Shamus Award finalist in the category of best P.I. novel of the year. She was the only female nominated in her category.


Al Leverone

Allan Leverone is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of seven novels, including the Amazon Top 40 overall paid bestselling thrillers, THE LONELY MILE and FINAL VECTOR. His latest, MR. MIDNIGHT, has been named by Suspense Magazine as one of their Best Books of 2013. Allan is a 2012 Derringer Award winner for excellence in short mystery fiction, as well as a Pushcart Prize nominee.

A thirty year veteran FAA air traffic controller, Allan lives in Londonderry, New Hampshire with his wife and family and a steadily growing stack of bills. He loves to hear from readers and other authors…connect at, Twitter @AllanLeverone, or on Facebook.



diane capri

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Diane Capri   is a recovering lawyer. Traditionally multi-published, she’s recently joined the Indie Revolution. Diane published her backlist as well as new frontlist titles under her publishing company imprint, AugustBooks. Her independently published books have reached #1 in every relevant bestseller list at Amazon, KOBO, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes around the word. She is among the top 150 bestselling indie authors on Amazon. Her newest series, The Hunt For Jack Reacher, uses Lee Child’s iconic Jack Reacher as source material and has ranked in the top 20 legal thrillers for more than two years. Diane’s books are translated into multiple languages and are available as audiobooks. Diane is an active member of Mystery Writers of America, Author’s Guild, International Thriller Writers, Sisters in Crime, and Novelists, Inc. Connect with her online at



Aaron Patterson

Aaron Patterson is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of the Mark Appleton Thriller series. Aaron was home schooled and had a book in his hand from the time he learned to read. He read an average of 2 books a day and over summer break in high school he read over 100 novels. He worked construction and wrote his first novel in 2008 because it was on his bucket list. He never dreamed that someone would ever read what he wrote so when he hit the Amazon bestseller list no one was more surprised than Aaron.
Now Aaron has 2 thriller series, a young adult paranormal series and a serial along with many short stories in print. He decided to start a publishing house and StoneHouse Ink was born. StoneHouse ink is a modern “Trindie” publishing house with over 40 authors and 100 titles. With the best covers in the business, flexible marketing and a little luck StoneHouse Ink has helped many authors go from backlist to bestseller. Aaron also speaks all over the country on the subject of Ebooks, publishing and the changing world of books. He spoke for twice, and was a featured author in L.A. at the launch of the Amazon Fire tablet. He also is the co-founder of StoneHouse University/The Idaho Book Extravaganza and Sandbox. He lives with his family in Boise Idaho.
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Carol Davis LuceCarol Davis Luce is the New York Times, USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of the “Night” books, NightWriter. She writes standalone suspense novels with strong elements of romance. After publishing five books through a traditional publisher, she turned independent author with her 2011 suspense novel, Night Widow, and two short story trilogies. Her first novel, Night Stalker, was also her first sale. “A dandy read,” wrote bestselling author Tony Hillerman. It went into three printings and became the flagship for the sub-genre “Woman in Jeopardy” at Kensington Publishers.

Suspense novels: Night Stalker, Night Prey, Night Hunter, Night Passage, Night Game, and Night Widow. Short-story trilogies: Broken Justice and For Better, For Worse. NEW! Women’s Fiction: Awakening: Secrets of a Brown Eyed Girl. This tough, coming-of-age novel is a fictionalized memoir, loosely based on her childhood. She lives with her husband Bob, and their psycho cat in Sparks, Nevada.



Vincent Zandri  is the New York Times and USA Today No. 1 International Bestselling Amazon author of THE INNOCENT, GODCHILD, THE REMAINS, MOONLIGHT FALLS, THE CONCRETE PEARL, MOONLIGHT RISES, SCREAM CATCHER, BLUE MOONLIGHT, MURDER BY MOONLIGHT, THE GUILTY, MOONLIGHT SONATA, MOONLIGHT WEEPS, FULL MOONLIGHT, THE SHROUD KEY, and more. He is also the author of the Amazon bestselling digital shorts, PATHOLOGICAL, TRUE STORIES and MOONLIGHT MAFIA. Harlan Coben has described THE INNOCENT (formerly As Catch Can) as “…gritty, fast-paced, lyrical and haunting,” while the New York Post called it “Sensational…Masterful…Brilliant!” Zandri’s list of domestic publishers include Delacorte, Dell, StoneHouse Ink, StoneGate Ink, and Thomas & Mercer, while his foreign publisher is Meme Publishers of Milan and Paris. An MFA in Writing graduate of Vermont College, Zandri’s work is translated, or soon to be translated, into many languages including the Dutch, Russian, French, Italian, German, and Japanese. A freelance photo-journalist for Living Ready Magazine, RT, Globalspec, inTravel Magazine, along with several other global news agencies and publications, Zandri lives in New York and Florence, Italy. For more go to WWW.VINCENTZANDRI.COM


michele scott

Michele Scott is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the popular Wine Lover’s Mystery series and The Michaela Bancroft mysteries. With over 1,000,000 copies in print and her mysteries reaching bestseller lists, Ms. Scott has a popular following. The author has been featured in The Writer, Romantic Times Book Club, San Diego Magazine, Touring & Tasting,, The HorseChannel. com, America’s Horse, as well as on Good Morning, Texas, and hundreds of radio shows nationally. She also writes international bestselling thrillers under the name A.K. Alexander. Ms. Scott lives in San Diego, Ca with her husband, children and their many animals. You can visit her at for reading guides, contest info., event news and exciting new information.
Brett Battles



Brett Battles is the USA Today bestselling author of eighteen novels and several short stories. His novel THE DECEIVED (part of his Jonathan Quinn series) won the Barry Award for Best Thriller. He is one of the founding members of Killer Year, and is a member of Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. He lives and writes in Los Angeles. More info available at




Robert Gregory BrowneAn AMPAS Nicholl award-winning, ITW Thriller Award nominated novelist, Robert Gregory Browne believes his mission as a writer is to grab hold of you and keep you captive on the page until he’s ready to let you go.

In addition to writing several thrillers–including his new book, TAKEDOWN (with Brett Battles), TRIAL JUNKIES and KISS HER GOODBYE–Rob composes music, plays guitar and keyboards and has even been known to sing now and then.



Gary Ponzo

Gary Ponzo began his writing career over a decade ago by writing short stories. He quickly discovered a knack for the short form. In just five years he’d published seven short stories in various publications, two of which were nominated for the very prestigious Pushcart Prize.

His first novel, “A Touch of Deceit,” took five years to write and one to pick clean.”A Touch of Deceit,” went on to win the 2009 Southwest Writers Novel Contest, Thriller category. He is currently working on the 5th book in the Nick Bracco series as well as trying to create world peace in his spare time. Gary currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife Jennifer and two children, Jessica and Kyle.