Saturday, February 16, 2008

Meet the Fiction University Faculty

With the new look comes new faces, and the Fiction University family is growing. We're pleased to introduce the faculty--the authors, editors, and publishing professionals who will share their tips and techniques and help you on your writing and publishing journey.

Our visiting professors bring a wealth of knowledge and experience, with articles on craft, publishing, marketing, social media, and even the struggles every writer goes through.

Janice Hardy (Founder)

Janice Hardy is the author of the teen fantasy trilogy The Healing Wars, where she tapped into her own dark side to create a world where healing was dangerous, and those with the best intentions often made the worst choices. Her novels include The Shifter, Blue Fire, and Darkfall from Balzer+Bray/Harper Collins. Her non-fiction book, Planning your Novel: Ideas and Structure is due out early in 2014. She's represented by Kristin Nelson, of Nelson Literary Agency.

Janice created Fiction University as a way to pay forward the support and advice she received during her path to publication, and to share her love of writing and passion for helping writers improve their craft.

She lives in Georgia with her husband, one yard zombie, three cats, and a very nervous freshwater eel.

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Visiting Professors

Dario Ciriello

Dario Ciriello is the founder and editor of Panverse Publishing, a small press with a mission to break the rigid barriers of category and genre and put story first. His Panverse Anthology authors have been nominated for both Hugo and Nebula awards, and the winner of the 2011 Sideways Award for Alternate History. On the novel front, his authors include T.L. Morganfield, Bonnie Randall, Doug Sharp, and Don D'Ammassa. His own work includes Sutherland's Rules, and the travel memoir Aegean Dream. Panverse is currently open for submissions until the end of January.

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S.R. Johannes

S.R. Johannes is the award-winning author of the Amazon bestselling thriller series, the Nature of Grace (Untraceable , Uncontrollable and Unstoppable). She is currently repped by Lara Perkins at ABLA, and is the YA advisor of ALLi. She is also a winner of the 2012 IndieReader Discovery Awards (Young Adult category) as well as a Silver medalist (2nd place) in the IPPY awards for YA Fiction, nominated for 2012 Georgia Author of the Year (Young Adult category), a Finalist in The Kindle Book Review’s Best Young Adult of 2012, and a YA Finalist in the US Book News Best Book of 2012.

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Marcy Kennedy

Marcy Kennedy is a speculative fiction writer who believes fantasy is more real than you think. Alongside her own writing, Marcy works as a freelance editor and teaches classes on craft and social media through WANA International. You can find her blogging about writing and about the place where real life meets science fiction, fantasy, and myth. Her books include, Frozen, and her craft series, How to Write Dialog, Strong Female Characters, and How to Write Faster.

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Jordan McCollum

Jordan McCullum is an award-winning author who can't resist a story where good defeats evil and true love conquers all. In her day job, she coerces people to do things they don’t want to, elicits information and generally manipulates the people she loves most—she's a mom. Jordan holds a degree in American Studies and Linguistics from Brigham Young University. When she catches a spare minute, her hobbies include reading, knitting and music. She lives with her husband and four children in Utah. Her books include, I, Spy, Spy for a Spy, Mr. Nice Spy, and in her writing craft series, Character Arcs

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Julie Musil
Julie Musil is children's writer, wife, and mother. She lives in a rural California town amid hiking trails and dirt bikes, and is married to her high school sweetheart, John. Together they have three amazing sons, two cute little doggies, and one menacing kitten.

She's represented by Karen Grencik, co-founder of Red Fox Literary. Her debut novel, The Boy Who Loved Fire, released in January 2014.

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Tiffany Reisz

Tiffany Reisz is the award-winning and internationally best-selling author of The Original Sinners series from MIRA Books. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her on Twitter making butt sex jokes. Follow her at your own risk. @TiffanyReisz

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  1. Where is the submission link?

    1. There isn't one. This is an old post from 2008 when I launched the guest author columns. If you're interested in guest posting, just email me at