• Staff

    Meet the talented book coaches and writing consultants who deliver WriteByNight’s signature writing coaching, manuscript consultation, and publication assistance services. These professional writers, editors, and teachers are available to help you write your novel, memoir, essay, short story, children’s book, or any other writing project, either in person or remotely via phone or Zoom, Skype, etc.

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    WriteByNight co-founder David Duhr is fiction editor at the Texas Observer, a member of the Yak Babies books podcast, and writes for the Dallas Morning News and others.

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    Coaches & Consultants

    Alex Myers is Director of the Mountain School of Milton Academy. A graduate of Harvard University, Alex earned degrees in Near Eastern Languages and Religious Studies before gravitating towards writing. His essays have been published in a variety of places, including The Guardian, Newsweek, and Slate. He has had three essays named as “notable” in Best American Essays. Alex also writes fiction, with four novels published: Revolutionary, Continental Divide, The Story of Silence and The Symmetry of Stars.

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    Arielle K. Jones is a Black and queer writer from California’s Central Valley. They earned their BA from San Francisco State University, and their MFA from Fresno State University. She is a Tin House Summer Workshop alumna and Best of the Net Finalist with pieces in The RumpusAlternating Current Press, Blood Tree Lit, and others. Her work tends to portray intimacy and underrepresented identities through taboos and fairytales.

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    Darcie Abbene is a writer, editor, and teacher in Vermont. She serves as the managing and nonfiction editor at the Green Mountains Review, an editorial project manager at School Library Journal, and as part time faculty at Northern Vermont University. Her writing has appeared in Tupelo Quarterly, Parhelion Literature, and Whitefish Review, and reviews books for Kirkus Reviews, Split Rock Review, and Necessary Fiction. She holds an MFA in fiction and nonfiction writing from the Stonecoast MFA program, a Master’s in Education from the University of Vermont, and a BA in English Literature from Saint Michael’s College.

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    John Sibley Williams, consultant and coachJohn Sibley Williams is the author of six collections, including The Drowning House (Elixir Press Poetry Award), As One Fire Consumes Another (Orison Poetry Prize), Skin Memory (Backwaters Prize, University of Nebraska Press), and Summon (JuxtaProse Chapbook Prize). A nineteen-time Pushcart nominee, John serves as editor of The Inflectionist Review and teaches for Literary Arts. He also works as a literary agent. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Rivier University and an MA in Book Publishing from Portland State University. Follow John on Twitter and visit his website.

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    Marie Curran is a writer and editor in Durham, North Carolina. Her writing can be found in ImageRupture (formerly Collagist), Mud Season Review, and MUTHA. Her work is noted in Best American Essays 2019. Originally from California’s Central Valley, she earned an MFA in creative writing (fiction) from Northern Michigan University. In spring 2019, she was writer-in-residence for a small, progressive church, and she is especially interested in the intersections between art and religion.

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    Michael Bible is the author of novels The Ancient Hours, Empire of Light, and Sophia on Melville House Books. His work can be seen in The Oxford American, The Baffler, Paris Review Daily, New York Tyrant, BBC Radio, The Guardian, Joyland, and LA Review of Books.

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    mónica teresa ortiz (they, them) was born and raised in the Texas Panhandle, and is the author of “muted blood” and “autobiography of a semi-romantic anarchist.” They have facilitated writing workshops for women factory workers in Mexico, The Operating System based in NYC, as well as for the Central American collective and multimedia production house, Tierra Narrative. ortiz is also currently a Freedomways journalist in residence. Follow mónica on Twitter or on Substack at Riding with the Poet.

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    Resa Alboher is a founding editor of the St. Petersburg Review, is on the editorial board of Springhouse Journal, teaches creative writing at LA Writer’s Group, and has been a lecturer in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. Her work appears in Roads & KingdomsCosmonauts AvenueRattle, Sundance TV, AMC TV, and others, and she’s been a staff writer for Mango Salute and Rewire Me. She holds an MFA in creative writing from University of Tampa, spent two decades working, traveling, writing and daydreaming in Russia, and now lives in the City of Angels.

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    Tariq Shah is the author of Whiteout Conditions (Two Dollar Radio, 2020). His chapbook, ‘heart assist device,’ was a finalist for the 2019 no, dear/small anchor press chapbook series. A Best of the Net award nominee, his work appears in or is forthcoming from Whiskey Tit, DIAGRAM, jubilat, Heavy Feather Review, Shirley Magazine, No, Dear Magazine, and New Moons: Contemporary Writing by North American Muslims Anthology. A former peace corps volunteer in Mozambique, he was born and raised in Illinois and now lives in Brooklyn, where he teaches at St. Joseph’s College.

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    Tom Andes’ writing has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories 2012, Witness, GuernicaGreat Jones Street, Xavier Review, and more. His book reviews and interviews have appeared in The Rumpus, Mystery Tribune, and the L.A. Review of Books. He has been a resident at the Ragdale Foundation and has taught creative writing at San Francisco State University, ADVANCE Camp for Young Scholars, and The Walker Percy Center for Writing and Publishing at Loyola University. He works in New Orleans as a freelance writer and editor, teaches for the New Orleans Writers Workshop, which he co-founded, and moonlights as a country singer. You can find more at his website.

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    Editorial Staff

    Adriana Cloud holds an M.A. in Writing and Publishing from Emerson College in Boston, and she has over a decade of experience in book publishing, working for companies like Harvard University Press and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Her writing has appeared in The Rumpus, McSweeney’s, The Nervous BreakdownAtticus Review, and others. Her chapbook, Instructions for Building a Wind Chime, was published by the Poetry Society of America in 2016. Follow Adriana on Twitter.

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    Brad Tyer is a veteran journalist and current editor of Montana Free Press. He’s reviewed primarily nonfiction for the Los Angeles Review of Books and many other publications. He’s worked twice as managing editor of the Texas Observer (where he oversaw literary coverage), and twice as editor of the now defunct alt-weekly Missoula (Montana) Independent. He’s been awarded a Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship, a Fund for Investigative Journalism grant, and a Fishtrap writing residency. His nonfiction book, Opportunity, Montana: Big Copper, Bad Water, and the Burial of an American Landscape (Beacon Press, 2013) earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly .

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