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Meg Gardiner

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Meg Gardiner is a bestselling, Edgar Award winning author. A former lawyer and three-time Jeopardy! champion, she grew up in Santa Barbara, California, and lives in Austin.

China Lake won the 2009 Edgar award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Paperback Original. The Nightmare Thief won the 2012 Audie Award for Thriller/Suspense audiobook of the year. Phantom Instinct was named an O, the Oprah magazine, "Best Books of Summer."

Meg's latest novel, Into the Black Nowhere, features rookie FBI agent Caitlin Hendrix. Don Winslow calls it "A terrifying and brilliant read." It's the sequel to UNSUB, which won the 2018 Barry Award for Best Thriller and is in development as a TV series by CBS. 

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Pen, paper… writing

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Earlier this week, I posted this photo on Twitter, with the caption: “Today’s writing tools.”


Novelist and screenwriter Howard Michael Gould responded with a question. Are pen and paper “outside your usual MO?”


Here’s how I answered him, for anybody out there who’s interested in my writing process.




Why am I writing with pen & paper today? (‘Cause I do normally write on my laptop...

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UNSUB (UNSUB, #1)

4.04 avg rating — 5,115 ratings — published 2017 — 13 editions
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Into the Black Nowhere (UNS...

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The Shadow Tracer

3.79 avg rating — 1,634 ratings — published 2013 — 20 editions
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China Lake (Evan Delaney, #1)

3.66 avg rating — 1,589 ratings — published 2002 — 33 editions
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Ransom River

3.69 avg rating — 1,455 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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3.55 avg rating — 1,259 ratings — published 2014 — 13 editions
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“Was it hard to watch people go?
No. Breathing afterward, every day, was harder.”
Meg Gardiner, The Dirty Secrets Club
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“Running cured almost anything. It eased pain; it exhilarated; it served as penance and validation. It turned lone wolf into a compliment. Running was objective – the stop-watch never lied. Races judged competitors on how long and hard they could run fast, not on a coach’s decision to play favorites with the starting lineup. Running was pure.”
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“I've been an investigator longer than you've been playing Vulcan Mind Meld with dead people - Tang”
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“neatness can be carried too far, so that the work begins to seem fussy and overwrought, anal compulsive, unspontaneous, and remembering that, on the other hand, mess is no adequate alternative.”
John Gardner, The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers




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