Meredith Cole

Meredith Cole started her career as a filmmaker and screenwriter. She was named a Playwriting/Screenwriting fellow by the New York Foundation for the Arts in 2004, directed the feature films Floating and Achilles’ Love, and taught directing at the School of Visual Arts before turning her focus to novel writing. 

Meredith won the St. Martin’s Press/Malice Domestic Best Traditional First Mystery competition with her book Posed for Murder. The book was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel. Her second book, Dead in the Water, continued the adventures of photographer Lydia McKenzie in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Her short stories have appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and many anthologies, including Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea in 2017. She is one of the featured authors in Making Story: Twenty-One Writers and How They Plot, as well as the book Writes of Passage.

Meredith is a member of both Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. She has taught writing at the University of Virginia and at WriterHouse in Charlottesville, VA.

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