Writing killer suspense with Melinda Leigh
April 27, 2019
West Melbourne Library
2755 Wingate Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32904
Do you want to write a page-turner? The key to writing unputdownable fiction is creating tension. The reader must need to know what is going to happen next! #1 Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh will teach techniques, tips, and tricks for revving up the tension in stories of any genre, including her favorite category: romantic suspense.
About Melinda Leigh
Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon Charts bestselling author Melinda Leigh is a fully recovered banker. A life-long lover of books, she started writing as a way to preserve her sanity while raising her kids. Over the next few years, she learned a few things about writing a book. The process was much more fun than analyzing financial statements, and she decided to turn her hobby into a career.
Her debut novel, SHE CAN RUN, was nominated for Best First Novel by the International Thriller Writers. Since then, she has garnered numerous publisher awards, including two Silver Falchions and three Golden Leaf Awards. She is a two-time RITA Award Finalist and has earned three Daphne du Maurier Award nominations. Melinda’s books have sold over 5.5 million copies.
She holds a 2nd degree belt in Kenpo Karate. She’s dabbled in Arnis stick fighting, studied Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and taught women’s self-defense. She lives near the beach with her family and a small herd of spoiled rescue pets. With such a pleasant life, she has no explanation for the sometimes dark and disturbing nature of her imagination.