Welcome…

I’m so glad you could join me at Coffee Time Romance for this Master Class in Writing Suspense. Some of the topics I will cover are:

· Where do story ideas come from and how to start (Day 1 Post)
· How to create characters editors are looking for (Day 2 Post)
· Ten Key Elements to Writing a Thriller (Day 3 Post)
· Killer Research (Day 4 Post)

I’ll post each daily lesson plan during the week of Oct 4th. There will be no posts on Friday. Ask questions anytime and I will answer during the following week, Oct 11th through Oct 17th. I also have a FOR WRITERS page on my website that has more information and resources I hope you’ll find helpful.


I’m excited to be here at Coffee Time Romance and am looking forward to hearing from you.


Jordan Dane - Bio


Avon/Harpercollins launched Jordan Dane’s debut suspense novels in a back to back publishing event in Spring 2008 after the 3-book series sold in auction. Ripped from the headlines, Jordan's gritty plots weave a tapestry of vivid settings, intrigue, and dark humor. Publishers Weekly compared her intense pacing to Lisa Jackson, Lisa Gardner, and Tami Hoag—romantic suspense that “crosses over into plain thriller country”. Pursuing publication since 2003, this national best selling and critically acclaimed author received awards in 33 national writing competitions. Her debut novel NO ONE HEARD HER SCREAM was named Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2008 and Romantic Times Magazine nominated NO ONE LIVES FOREVER as Best Intrigue Novel of 2008, with EVIL WITHOUT A FACE named as winner of the 2009 National Readers Choice Award. And IN THE ARMS OF STONE ANGELS (Apr 2011, Harlequin Teen) will be the first release of two Young Adult novels written by Dane. Formerly an energy sales manager in the oil and gas industry, she now is following her passion to write full time. Jordan and her husband share their residence with two cats of highborn lineage, a rescue dog named Taco and the sweet memory of an impossible to forget canine.


For more, visit www.jordandane.com.