Mel Odom

Mel Odom

Award-Winning Author

Mel Odom is the author of over 180 books published by New York publishing houses and the co-creator and author of the successful and pioneering Rancho Diablo series of novellas.

He received the American Library Association’s Alex Award in 2002 and was nominated for the Christy in 2005. Mel has been inducted into the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame and was awarded the 2015 Oklahoma Author of the Year by Rose State Writers Conference. Mel received the 2016 Gaylord College Owen Kulemeka Teacher of the Year Award from the University of Oklahoma.

He has written in virtually every genre, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, romance, military, westerns, franchise tie-in novels, novelizations, and video game guidebooks.