I teach courses and workshops in creative writing, crime fiction, creative nonfiction, and tactics in writing, revising, publishing, and marketing and promotion for writers. I have taught university-level students at Ball State University and Roosevelt University, the Yale Writers’ Workshop, and the Midwest Writers Workshop, as well as continuing students of all ages and skill levels through StoryStudio Chicago.

Looking for a speaker or panelist? My special interests include amateur detective mysteries, mysteries with strong female protagonists, mysteries set in academic settings, mysteries that address social ills, Chicago crime fiction, Midwestern crime fiction, writing unreliable narrators, and writing difficult-to-like protagonists.

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