Before his thrillers landed him on the "New York Times "bestseller list, Kevin O Brien was a railroad inspector who wrote novels at night. He moved from the train tracks to writing full-time in 1997, when his novel, "ONLY SON," was picked up by Readers Digest and optioned for film, thanks to interest from Tom Hanks. Since then, five of his novels have been "USA Today "and "New York Times "bestsellers and his books have been published in into fourteen languages. O Brien s 17th novel, "YOU LL MISS ME WHEN I M GONE, "will be released by Kensington Publishing in August 2016. Born and raised in Chicago, he now lives in Seattle, where he is on the board of Seattle 7 Writers (www.seattle7writers.org), a collective of bestselling, award-winning authors that includes Garth Stein, Maria Semple, Jess Walters, Tim Robbins, Erik Larson, Terry Brooks, Erica Bauermeister, Susan Wiggs, Jennie Shortridge and Elizabeth George. Please visit Kevin online at KevinOBrienBooks.com."