Chevy Stevens

British Columbia
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Suzanne Teresa

Chevy Stevens' work as a realtor gave her plenty of time to think about writing. At open houses, waiting between potential buyers, she spent hours scaring herself with thoughts of horrible things that could happen to her. The most terrifying scenario she imagined, which began with being abducted, was the inspiration for her first novel. After six months Stevens sold her house and left real estate so she could finish the book. The result is her widely praised debut thriller, Still Missing.