Mystery Writers of America Southwest Chapter



Name: Jordan Dane
Location: Edmond, OK
Travel: To any state
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Bio: Avon/HarperCollins launched Jordan Dane's debut suspense novels in a back to back publishing event in Spring 2008 after buying the 3-book series in auction. Ripped from the headlines, Jordan's gritty plots weave a tapestry of vivid settings, intrigue, and dark humor. Publishers Weekly compared her intense pacing to Lisa Jackson, Lisa Gardner, and Tami Hoag—romantic suspense that "crosses over into plain thriller country." Pursuing publication since 2003, she received awards in 33 national writing competitions. Formerly an energy sales manager in the oil and gas industry, she now is following her passion to write full time. Jordan and her husband share their residence with two cats of highborn lineage and the memory of an intelligent, impossible to forget canine.

Possible topics: 1.) Start with a BANG! And Leave 'Em Wanting More. National bestselling & award winning thriller author Jordan Dane shares her path to publication from the STRIKE OF LIGHTNING on her first 3-book sale in auction with Avon HarperCollins to her back to back 2008 releases. Find out HOW TO BEGIN AND END your scenes and chapters so the reader can't put your book down. Learn about the DEFINING SCENE for your lead characters to make an unforgettable first impression on the reader. Give your character a voice worth remembering through FREE ASSOCIATION. And BUILD AN ONION FROM THE INSIDE OUT for tight scenes. It's all about pace.

2.) The Bad Boys & Naughty Girls of the thriller genre—How to create unforgettable anti-heroes & villains that have become our guilty pleasures.

Experience: I've spoken at many national author/reader conferences, including BoucherCon, Thrillerfest, Mystery Writers of America, and the Romance Writers of America. I've also conducted specific workshops geared for writer's craft and author promotion.

References: See a full listing on my website with links to organizations.

Fees: Negotiable

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