Meredith Doench is the author of the Luce Hansen Thriller series from Bold Strokes Books. Crossed, the first in the series, won Silver in the 2015 IndieFab Awards (Mystery). In 2017, Crossed was awarded the Mary Dasher Award for fiction, an honor for an Ohio writer from the College English Association of Ohio. The second novel in the series, Forsaken Trust, was published in 2017.
Doench’s works of short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in literary journals such as Hayden’s Ferry Review, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Lumina, and Gertrude. She was one of the founding associate prose editors of the acclaimed literary journal Camera Obscura: Journal of Literature and Photography.
A native Ohioan, Doench holds a PhD from Texas Tech University in English/Creative Writing and currently resides in Dayton, Ohio. She is a lecturer at the University of Dayton in composition, literature, and creative writing.