Audra McElyea loves to write suspenseful stories that read like an Alfred Hitchcock film. She’s a former corporate buyer, magazine contributor, University of Tennessee Head Majorette, and personal trainer who has always loved to tell a story–whether it be through the movies she wrote and made her friends act out growing up, the secret songs she wrote and never showed a soul, or through the choreography she wrote for numerous dance and baton twirling teams.

Audra has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee in Consumer Services Management. She currently lives in Tennessee with her husband, two boys, and their dog and cat. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, exercising, and listening to Taylor Swift songs over and over.

She is a proud member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, International Thriller Writers, and The Ink Tank. Her work has appeared in national online publications, including SheKnows magazine. She is active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, BookBub and Goodreads.

Audra is represented by Liza Fleissig of Liza Royce Agency in New York.

"One Little Word is a riveting suspense novel packed with sharp turns and unexpected twists. Single mother and widow Madeleine Barton is the perfect protagonist, capturing your heart and bringing you along for this crazy, thrilling ride. Audra McElyea is one to watch!"

- Samantha Downing, #1 internationally bestselling author of My Lovely Wife

"Clever and suspenseful with characters that leap off the page, One Little Word creates a sense of disorientation that will keep you guessing until the very end."

- Jeneva Rose, bestselling author of The Perfect Marriage

"It's not easy to hit me with a twist I don't see coming, but Audra McElyea did it in One Little Word, a clever and compelling tale from an author to watch."

- Kimberly Belle, USA Today bestselling author of The Marriage Lie

"Head-spinning, jaw-dropping, adrenaline-inducing...Suspense at its best."

- Rea Frey, award winning author of Not Her Daughter


Audra is represented by Liza Fleissig of Liza Royce Agency in New York.

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