For Media Inquiries Please Contact:

Literary Agent

Alice Speilburg
Speilburg Literary Agency
alice@spielburgliterary.com

Television/Movie Rights

JD DeWitt
Director of Development/Literary Manager
5x5 Productions
jd@5x5inc.com

Long Time Gone

Publisher: Graydon House (Harlequin)
Genre: Upmarket Women’s Fiction
Heather Connor
VP, Publicity
Heather.Connor@harpercollins.com
212-207-7978

UK Publisher: Mills & Boon
Isabel Smith
Isabel.Smith@HarperCollins.co.uk

Heresy & Sawbones Trilogy

Publisher: Redhook (Hachette)
Genre: Historical Fiction/Western
Ellen B. Wright
Associate Publicity Director
ellen.wright@hbgusa.com

Jack McBride Mystery Series

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Mystery (Small town)
Nicole Frail
Editor
nfrail@skyhorsepublishing.com

Short Bio:

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.

Long Bio:

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.