Faculty

Richard Marek

In 1962, I started my career in publishing as an acquiring editor at Macmillan, went on to World Publishing in 1967, and became Editor-in-Chief at The Dial Press in 1972. During this time, I acquired the manuscript of a first novel called … Read More

Kimberly Caldwell

Kimberly Caldwell is a developmental and copy editor who has edited hundreds of novels and other works for authors; publishers; and a large, print-on-demand, self-publishing platform. She earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and … Read More

Christina Thompson

Christina Thompson is the editor of Harvard Review. She is the author of Come On Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All, an unusual and compelling combination of history and memoir, inspired by the author, Christina Thompson's relationship … Read More

Rick Richter

Rick Richter brings 30 years of diverse publishing experience to top literary and entertainment agency Zachary Shuster Harmsworth (Boston/NYC). He served for over a decade on the Executive Committee of Simon & Schuster in the roles of … Read More

David Kuelz

David Kuelz has written and consulted for game developers nationwide on titles including After, Grave Fall and NBA Escape. He founded Awkward Pegasus Studios in 2012 to publish his own games. He has taught classes and workshops on video … Read More

Gigi New

GiGi New is a film and television writer who is currently developing a series with Oscar Award-winning producer Killer Films. Killer Films, a New York City-based independent film production company, has produced a number of the most … Read More

Beth Levine

Beth Levine is a veteran writer whose work has been published in O, The Oprah Magazine; Woman’s Day; Redbook; Good Housekeeping; Reader’s Digest; AARP and numerous other national magazines. She usually writes about health and … Read More

Carol Leonetti Dannhauser

Fairfield County Writers' Studio co-founder Carol Leonetti Dannhauser is a journalist and editor whose work appears in print, online and on television. She has written for dozens of national publications including the New York Times, … Read More

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Alan Katz

ALAN KATZ has written more than 35 books for young readers, including Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs, Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly SongsDon’t Say That Word!, Stalling, The Day the Mustache Took … Read More

Stephanie Lehmann

Stephanie Lehmann's most recent novel "Aster Place Vintage" (Simon and Schuster) was selected by Library Journal as a best novel in 2013, and by Kirkus Reviews for best summer reading. Her earlier novels are "The Art of Undressing" … Read More

Alice Mattison

Alice Mattison’s new book, The Kite and the String: How to Write with Spontaneity and Control—and Live to Tell the Tale, was described as a “generous, empathetic writer’s companion” in a starred review in Kirkus. Publishers Weekly … Read More

Nora Raleigh Baskin

Nora Raleigh Baskin is the author of thirteen novels for young readers and a contributor to two story collections. She has won several awards including the 2010 ALA  Schneider Family Book Award for Anything But Typical.  A  2001 … Read More

Sophfronia Scott

Sophfronia Scott has more than 20 years of experience as a professional writer. She honed her craft working with some of the toughest editors in the world during her career at Time and People magazines. There she developed the uncanny … Read More

Tessa Smith McGovern

Fairfield County Writers' Studio co-founder/teacher Tessa Smith McGovern is an award-winning writer whose linked short story collection, LONDON ROAD: LINKED STORIES, is an Amazon best-seller and gold medal winner in the 2012 eLit Awards. … Read More

E.V. Legters

E.V. Legters’ stories have appeared in numerous journals, including Glimmer Train, Alaska Quarterly Review and Calliope. Her novel Connected Underneath was released in April and her new novel, The Vanishing Point, will be released in May … Read More

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