Leave No Trace (Mejia) - Author Bio

Author Bio
Birth—ca. 1979
Where—Minneapolis, Minnesota
Education—B.A., University of Minnesota; M.F.A., Hamline University
Currently—lives in the Twin Cities, Minnesota


Mindy Mejia is an American author, best known for her suspense novels, Everything You Want Me to Be (2017) and Leave No Trace (2018). She was born and raised in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. She loved to write even as a child: her mother gave her a journal when she was 11, and Mindy continued writing throughout high school for the speech team and school literary magazine. In college she took a few writing courses. As she said in an interview on the blog, The Suspense is Killing Me,

Half-finished novels and story fragments littered my life during the 90’s. I began much more than I ever seemed to finish.

Mejia earned her B.A. from the University of Minnesota and afterward headed to the corporate world, eventually becoming a financial manager in an electronics firm. She continued to write on her lunch breaks, and went back to school to get her MFA. Her award-winning thesis project became her first novel, The Dragon Keeper, which was published by Ashland Creek Press in 2012. Five years later Emily Bestler Books published her second novel, Everything You Wanted Me to Be.

Mejia's short stories have been published in rock, paper, scissors; Things Japanese: An Anthology of Short Stories; and THIS Literary Magazine. Her next novel, Leave No Trace, is due out in 2018 from Emily Bestler Books.

She now writes full time and lives in the Twin Cities with her husband and children. (Author bio courtesy of the author.)

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