She was born in Oklahoma, raised in Santa Barbara, California, and graduated from Stanford Law School. She practiced law in Los Angeles, taught writing at the University of California Santa Barbara, and is also a three-time Jeopardy! champion.
To date, she’s authored fourteen thrillers, including a 5 book series featuring Evan Delaney and the 4-book, Jo Beckett series. Her latest novel, Into the Black Nowhere, has been called, “a terrifying, brilliant read” It’s book #2 in the UnSub series featuring rookie FBI agent Caitlin Hendrix. The first book in the series, titled UNSUB, won the 2018 Barry Award for Best Thriller and is in development as a TV series by CBS.
She’s won a long list of awards, including The Edgar from Mystery Writers of America, the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Procedural, and her book, Phantom Instinct, was listed in O Magazine as one of Oprah’s “Best Books of the Summer” in 2014.
If you’re looking for something to keep you up at night, today’s guest has got plenty of great reads to choose from. Please welcome Meg Gardiner…