About

Thriller Award-winning author Twist Phelan is a modern nomad, telling stories as she travels the world.

Twist has always been a storyteller. Growing up in a half-Irish family meant coming to dinner with “an interesting story to tell.” While at Stanford earning her undergraduate and law degrees, she wrote for the student paper. As a plaintiff’s trial lawyer suing middle-aged white guys who stole other people’s money, she wove evidence into compelling narratives that persuaded juries. Now, as a writer, she creates characters who enlighten, entertain, and endure long after the tale is finished. Her work has won awards, been featured in “Best Of” compilations, and been praised by Michael Connelly, Sue Grafton, Margaret Maron, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist.

She is also a peripatetic world traveler. After retiring from a successful law career, Twist bought a boat and circumnavigated the globe (with her Norwegian Forest cat) for ten years. She also earned her private pilot’s wings.

Twist continues to explore the world while combining her passion for storytelling and travel in her books, including her latest, the Finn Teller Corporate Spy mystery series.