By Mindy Mejia

Leave No Trace

Barry Award Nominee for Best Novel

Minnesota Book Award Finalist 

“Mejia’s thrilling tale works both as an engaging mystery and a haunting meditation on grief, abandonment, and the lost places within ourselves. Brutal, devastating, and utterly riveting.”
-Kirkus Reviews


Everything You Want Me To Be

A small town community is torn apart by the brutal murder of a talented teenage actress.

Leave No Trace

Ten years ago a father and son trekked into the wilderness and never returned. Until now.

The Dragon Keeper

A zookeeper fights to save the animal she loves, even as her own life crumbles around her.

Critically Acclaimed Thriller Writer

Mindy Mejia

Mindy received a BA from the University of Minnesota and an MFA from Hamline University.
Apart from brief stops in Iowa City and Galway, she’s lived in the Twin Cities her entire
life and held a succession of jobs from an apple orchard laborer to a global credit manager.

Her next book, LEAVE NO TRACE, is on sale now.

Mindy is available for readings, workshops, and book group discussions.

Upcoming Events

Barnes & Noble, Woodbury | August 2, 2019

Rock What You Got | September 14, 2019

Lake Elmo Library | September 24, 2019

Good Earth Village| September 26, 2019


#TaxAdviceforWriters – New Tax Law and More

The effects of the new tax law for writers, how to pay estimated taxes, and more.

Record Keeping Like a Boss

You know the framework for deductible expenses (Ordinary! Necessary! Reasonable in amount!) and you've got a handle on what to track for your writing business. Now we dive into the details: what exactly needs to be recorded and how.What to DocumentAll deductible...

#TaxAdviceforWriters – Expenses and Deductions, Part II

Welcome back, tax pros! In Expenses, Part I, we looked at the framework for business deductions and some common categories of expense for writers. I know some of you might have been frustrated by the lack of a clear-cut list for all your deductible business expenses,...

#TaxAdviceforWriters – Expenses and Deductions, Part I

So, you’re receiving payments and you’ve chosen your business’s tax structure. Now it’s time to start tracking and recording your expenses. The most basic accounting formula is:Revenue – Expenses = Net Income.The government taxes you on your net income, which means...

A Closer Look at S Corporations

Introduction to S Corps We outlined the basics for S Corporations in the Business Entities section, but understanding the advantages and disadvantages of operating an S Corporation can be challenging. Let's review the business structure and then take it through an...

#TaxAdviceforWriters – Business Entities

Business Entities In the first section of this blog series, we looked at income and how the IRS defines business income. So now that you have some money coming in for your work, it’s time to decide what form your business should take for tax purposes. All companies...

#TaxAdviceforWriters – Income, Part II

Welcome back to #TaxAdviceforWriters! In Income, Part I, we looked at the basics of how the IRS classifies income and whether your writing should be categorized as profit seeking (reported on Schedule C, with expenses and losses allowed) or as a hobby (no expenses or...

What is Income?

This may sound like a silly topic, but it’s important to define what’s included in declarable business income on your Schedule C. Accounting Method First things first. You may notice a question on line F of the Schedule C or be asked by your tax prep software...

Treating Your Profession as a Professional

In case after case where artists have had to prove their art as a business rather than a hobby, the Tax Court has given substantial weight to one particular factor—whether the activity is conducted in a business-like manner. The good news is this factor is...

#TaxAdviceforWriters – Income, Part I

For anyone who follows my blog, it’s no secret I spent a former life in accounting. I worked for sixteen years in corporate finance and was studying to become a CPA (that’s a certified public accountant for the non-numbers types) when my writing career took off....

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A future star in crime writing.

– Daily Mail


Ms. Mejia displays the enviable ability and assurance of such contemporaries as Megan Abbott and Laura Lippman.

– Wall Street journal


Mindy Mejia is simply a beautiful writer.

– Twin Cities Pioneer Press

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The Gernert Company

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Simon & Schuster

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