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Reading at Lone Star LesFic Festival in Austin, TX

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Norris Convention Center, Austin TX

Now in its 10th year, the Lone Star LesFic Festival is a celebration of lesbian fiction serving as an interactive forum between fans and authors, editors, and publishers of lesbian fiction. For more information on this reader-centered event, visit:

Doench to participate in the Roundtable discussion, Rhetorics/Rights/(R)evolutions: Feminism(s): Radical Prose in Creative Writing

Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference

Friday October 6, 2017

The University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

With Ellen O’Connell Whittet, Lindsey Light, and Catalina Bartlett, this roundtable will weave together multiple ways in which creative writers are incorporating the issues of feminisms into their work. The written word, particularly given the environment of our current political culture, holds great power in its representations and its arguments regarding rights and the (R)evolution of women. To that end, this roundtable is concerned with how creative writers use the narrative to engage issues of feminist/human/women’s rights activism and advocacy, women’s social justice rhetorics, historical representations of feminisms, intersectionality, and the evolving categories of “women” and their concerns. Read more

Doench to lead Antioch Writers’ Retreat in Fall, 2017

September 29-October 1, 2017

Bergamo Retreat Center, Beavercreek, OH

This retreat is designed for writers who have works of fiction (short stories or novels) or essay(s)/creative nonfiction either complete or in progress and who wish to focus on revising/completing this work and identifying next steps on their writing paths. Up to fifteen writers will be selected from applicants. For more information or to apply, visit:

Doench and Christiane Buuck to lead the masters class at The Thurber House in Fall, 2017

Revise Like a Rockstar: Self-Editing Strategies for Creative Nonfiction

Monday September 11 and 18, 2017

Thurber House, Columbus, OH  

Writing Workshops designed for adults of all levels of writing experience. For more information, visit:

Doench’s Crossed featured as monthly selection for Stonewall Columbus’ Women’s Book Club

August 16, 2017

Stonewall Columbus, Columbus, OH  

The Women’s Book Club at Stonewall Columbus monthly meeting will feature a guest appearance by the author. For more information, visit


Fredrick Marion interviews Meredith Doench for

Centerville author finds success with thrillers” Dayton Daily News feature article by Sharon Short

Author Interview: Meredith Doench with Bold Strokes Books



from The Lesbian Review

“What’s not to love? This is a proper police procedural with lesbian characters that is not propped up by a romance. I’m ecstatic that this kind of book is being created, it shows how much the lesbian fiction market has grown in the last few years. This book gives lesbians (and others) a really good story that you would probably see on Law and Order, CSI or Rizzoli and Ilses without the hetro-normative characters or the need to ‘ship characters.”

"3 Books with Incidental Lesbians" - The Lesbian Talk Show Podcast

If you love crime fiction or television shows you will love this book, but do not go in expecting a romance. Readers of James Patterson, Sue Grafton and the like will enjoy this book.


Queercentric recommends: Crossed by Meredith Doench

I highly recommend Crossed, which turned out to be a great freshman thriller from Doench. While there was not a lot of romance, prepare yourself for an emotional ride filled with disturbing scenes that show a lack human decency; a ride that also makes multiple explorations into the human psyche. ~Jay Chase