Layton writes across multiple genres, including mystery, thriller, suspense, fantasy, and horror. He is the author of the Genesis Trilogy, the Dominic Grey series, the Blackwood Saga, the Preach Everson novels, and other works of fiction. His novels have been optioned for film, nominated for numerous awards (including a rare three-time finalist for an International Thriller Writers award), translated into multiple languages, and have topped dozens of bestseller lists. Layton is also the former co-creator and editor of International Thrills, an online column that interviewed crime authors from around the world.
In addition to writing, Layton attended law school in New Orleans and was a practicing attorney for the better part of a decade. He has also been an intern for the United Nations, an ESL teacher in Central America, a bartender in London, a seller of cheap knives on the streets of Brixton, a door to door phone book deliverer in Florida, and the list goes downhill from there.
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