About The Author

Landon Parham


LANDON PARHAM is a bestselling author who lives in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas. His goal as a writer is to raise awareness on everyday issues through fiction, and expose taboo realities that the masses give precious little attention to. The wild, majestic expanses of America inspire his visions and will continue to show up as integral parts of his work.

Parham’s debut novel, First Night of Summer, became a bestseller in August 2013 when it hit #21 on Amazon’s Top 100 overall paid chart, and #2 on Barnes & Noble. Although controversial, it has garnered attention from FOX News, NBC, numerous law enforcement personnel, social workers, child-care advocates, and parents around the globe, as an emotional and true-to-life story. ”If we choose not to recognize the evil in our world, we will never stand up to it.”

Landon grew up in the small, West Texas town of Lazbuddie. Population unknown. There is no sign to say. He spent his early life on the family farm. The only boy of four children, he enjoyed many days exploring the vast Llano Estacado on horseback. Although he didn’t know it then, the solitude cultivated a colorful imagination.

After attending college at Texas Tech University and North Texas University, he married and went to work full time. Several years later, he realized the day-to-day wasn’t fulfilling his need for creativity. That’s when he began moonlighting with a pen and paper. But it wasn’t until his wife challenged him to put a story together that he began work on what is now a debut novel, First Night of Summer.

In 2012, Landon started Valiant Books as a publishing platform for retail distribution. He is currently seeking a literary agent and working on his next suspense novel following his debut. It will tackle a different, but no less suspenseful issue.

Award-winning 2013 Readers’ Favorite International Award Finalist- Suspense/ Fiction

Sony e-reader and #1 NYT Bestselling Author, Sandra Brown’s Debut Author Pick 2013

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