DSC_5131 - Version 2Melissa Lenhardt’s childhood dreams did not include becoming a writer. In fact, she would have disputed the idea there was a creative bone in her body. Until one day she had an idea and started writing. She hasn’t stopped since.

Melissa writes mystery, historical fiction, women’s fiction. Her historical fiction manuscript won the Frisco Public Library First Chapter contest and her mystery manuscript is a finalist for the Whidbey Island Writers Association MFA Alumni Emerging Writers Contest. Her short fiction has appeared in the Western Online, Heater Mystery Magazine and FuckFiction.net. Melissa is on the board of directors for the DFW Writers’ Workshop and Vice President of Sisters in Crime North Dallas.

Melissa’s debut mystery, STILLWATER, will be published by Skyhorse Publishing in October 2015.

Melissa is represented by Alice Speilburg of Speilburg Literary Agency.

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