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A lifelong Texan, Melissa Lenhardt writes women’s fiction, mystery, and historical fiction. The New York Times called her sixth novel, HERESY, “An all-out women-driven, queer, transgender, multiracial takeover of the Old West”. When Melissa isn’t writing, she’s thinking, “I really should be writing.” She lives in the Dallas area with her husband, two sons, and two Golden Retrievers.
Melissa Lenhardt is a women's fiction, mystery, and historical fiction author. Her debut mystery, STILLWATER, was a finalist for the 2014 Whidbey Writers' MFA Alumni Emerging Writers Contest, and SAWBONES, her historical fiction debut, was hailed as a "thoroughly original, smart and satisfying hybrid, perhaps a new sub-genre: the feminist Western" by Lone Star Literary Life. The New York Times called her sixth novel, HERESY, "An all-out women-driven, queer, transgender, multiracial takeover of the Old West". LONG TIME GONE, her seventh novel and her first contemporary women's fiction novel, will be published on May 5, 2020. When Melissa isn't writing, she's thinking, "I really should be writing" and eating Nutella or peanut butter straight out of the jar. She enjoys reading, watching British detective shows, hiking, photography, traveling, searching for the diviest dive bar in Dallas with her husband and friends, eating ice cream, drinking ice cold beer on a hot day, and taking naps. A lifelong Texan, Melissa lives in the Dallas area with her husband, two sons, and two Golden Retrievers.