Meredith Doench 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. Crossed was also awarded the Nancy Dasher Award in 2017 from the College English Association of Ohio. The second novel in the Luce Hansen Series, Forsaken Trust, was published in May of 2017 followed by Deadeye in July of 2019.  

 Doench’s short fiction and nonfiction has appeared in literary journals such as Hayden’s Ferry Review, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Lumina, Gertrude, Tahoma Literary Review, and many more. Her short essay, “South Carolina, 2012,” was nominated for the 2020 Pushcart Award by Tahoma Literary Review.  Doench was one of the founding associate prose editors of the literary journal, Camera Obscura: Journal of Literature and Photography.  She is a member of Sisters in Crime: Buckeye Crime Writers and is a board member of Mystery Writers of America Midwest Region

Doench holds a BS in Special Education from Ball State University, an MA in English from the University of Dayton, and a PhD from Texas Tech University in English/Creative Writing.  

Doench currently resides in Dayton, Ohio.  She is a lecturer at the University of Dayton where she teaches composition, literature, and creative writing.

Credit: Amy McSwegin, 2018