Kristie Smeltzer


Kristie Smeltzer’s fiction has been published by Scribes*MICRO*Fiction, MonkeyBicycle, Atticus Review, pioneertown, and others. She is currently working on several novels. She earned her MFA in creative writing at the University of Central Florida. Kristie has taught at WriterHouse since 2016, and her students have gone on to publish their work in literary magazines, with small presses, and through large publishing houses. She also helps others tell their stories as a developmental editor and writing coach. WriterHouse members get a 5% discount on Kristie’s services. Learn more at



“Best instructor I’ve ever had. She had a clear class plan, which she stuck to, while being flexible to class input, and she balanced workshopping with instruction. She also handled the variety of personalities in the class well, so that everyone was contributing.”

“Kristie has been wonderful as far as reading the class and knowing when to press on and when to pull back to the classes needs.” 

“If Kristie doesn’t make you want to be a better writer, no one will.”

“Kristie is exceedingly knowledgeable, intelligent and focused. She would often go directly to the heart of a question or issue and summarize her insight precisely. Extremely impressive.”

“I love Kristie! I think she’s my favorite. Good control of the class, good time management, great critique, a confident leader.”

“Kristie is great—encouraging, but thorough, she supports writers while pushing them to improve.”

“Kristie did a very good job at instructing the class without missing a beat. She fostered a friendly and kind environment and was always willing to answer questions. She provided plenty of resources to the class.”

“Kristie is very knowledgeable about writing craft and literature, and that made the course content robust and challenging.”

“Kristie is very good at providing different styles of tools for different styles of writers.”

“She put a lot of thought into preparation, and into the materials she shared with the class. Students should have taken away techniques they can use and frameworks for thinking about their work.”

“Kristie is wonderful. She made herself available before and after class for one-on-one help. Extremely friendly and encouraging.”

“Kristie gives excellent and useful feedback. It’s truly invaluable.”

“Kristie was great–very comfortable as a teacher and engaging with the students.”

“She’s knowledgeable and personable. She shares very helpful information. She is very responsive to questions from the class.”