Tami Hoag is the #1 international bestselling author of more than thirty books published in more than thirty languages worldwide, including her latest thrillers—THE BITTER SEASON, COLD COLD HEART, and THE 9TH GIRL. Hoag first hit the New York Times Bestseller List with NIGHT SINS, and each of her books since has been a bestseller.

When she penned her first work of fiction, a third grade project about two children and a pony, she never imagined she would eventually have more than forty-million books in print all over the globe. “It’s an amazing thing to have people tell me they’ve seen my books in India, in China, on remote Greek islands. Writing is such a solitary, all-consuming pursuit. I sit in my office with my dogs for company, having conversations with imaginary people, and touch the hearts and minds of real people on the other side of the world. That’s incredible to me.”

Renown for combining thrilling plots with character-driven suspense, Hoag prides herself on her research-based realism, crackling dialogue, and spot-on police procedure. “My first obligation as a writer is to be as true as possible to the characters I’m writing about, to the jobs they do, and to the world they inhabit.” To that end, Hoag has become a crack shot with both hand guns and long guns, studied forensic psychology with top experts in the field, learned to drive a police car in pursuit of bad guys, and developed knockout power in her right hand while cultivating a taste for mixed martial arts fighting.

Tami Hoag lives in the greater Los Angeles area where she is also known as a top competitive equestrian in the Olympic discipline of dressage.