In this episode, I take a tea break to chat with author Meredith Doench about her newest book, “Whereabouts Unknown.” It’s also her first standalone thriller, so we talk about making the transition from series books to a standalone, her inspiration for the novel, how she does research and selects themes, and more.
Link to my interview with Meredith on my YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/pj0Y3aPtTCk
I first met Meredith through the Dayton, Ohio writing community and now serve with her on the board of the Midwest Chapter of Mystery Writers of America (MWA). She’s always interesting to talk with, and I know you’ll discover that too as you listen in on our chat!
Meredith is the author of the Luce Hansen Thriller Series from Bold Strokes Books. Crossed, the first in the series, was published in August of 2015 and was the runner-up for the 2015 IndieFab Awards in the Mystery Genre. The next two in the series are Forsaken Trust and Deadeye, both of which were mystery/thriller Goldie Award finalists in their respective years from Golden Crown Literary Society. Whereabouts Unknown, Doench’s fourth thriller and stand alone novel, will release in March 1 2022 available from publisher Bold Strokes Books and becomes available March 15 from all retailers.
In addition to her work on the MWA Midwest chapter board, Meredith is a member of Golden Crown Literary Society and Sisters in Crime. Meredith lives in Dayton, Ohio where she is a senior lecturer of creative writing, literature, and composition at the University of Dayton.
Learn more about Meredith at https://www.meredithdoench.com/