Mastering Suspense, Structure, & Plot
About Jane K. Cleland
Jane K. Cleland’s multiple award-winning and IMBA best selling Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery series [St. Martin’s Minotaur] has been reviewed as an Antiques Roadshow for mystery fans. Library Journal named Consigned to
Death a “core title” for librarians looking to build a cozy collection, one of only 22 titles listed, along with books by Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers. The full article is at www.libraryjournal.com. “Josie” stories have also appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.
Jane chairs the Black Orchid Novella Award, one of the Wolfe Pack’s literary awards, granted in partnership with Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. She is a past chapter president of the Mystery Writers of America/New York Chapter and served on the national board as well. Additionally, Jane is the host of the Writer’s Room, a series of interviews with today’s bestselling crime fiction authors that appear on cable television and online.
Jane’s book on the craft of writing, Mastering Suspense, Structure & Plot [Writer’s Digest Books] helps authors create gripping stories readers can’t put down. Louise Penny says, “Brilliant! A gold mine of information.” Hank Philippi Ryan says, “Unputdownably indispensable! For newbie authors and veterans alike, this terrific how-to is your new go-to. Don’t write your book without it—it’s a treasure.”
Jane has both an MFA (in professional and creative writing) and an MBA (in marketing and management). She’s on the faculty of Lehman College, part of the City University of New York (CUNY) system. She also mentors MFA students in Western Connecticut State University’s MFA in Creative & Professional Writing program and is a frequent guest author at other university programs.
More information is available at www.janecleland.com.