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Mastering Suspense, Structure, and Plot by Jane Cleland

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Dedication

This is for Ruth Chessman, my mother.

And of course, for Joe.

Acknowledgements

Thank you to the Writer’s Digest team for their insights and guidance, especially those with whom I have worked most closely: publisher Phil Sexton, managing editor Rachel Randall, associate editor Chelsea Henshey, designer Alexis Estoye, copyeditor Kim Cantanzarite, and proofreader Betsy Ballenger.

I also want to acknowledge my fiction editors: executive editor Hope Dellon and associate editor Silissa Kenney from St. Martin’s Minotaur, and editor-in-chief Linda Landrigan from Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. Special thanks go to my literary agent Cristina Concepcion.

I also want to thank Paula Munier for suggesting that I write this book, Jean Galiana ...

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