Kristie Smeltzer’s work has appeared in The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, Apeiron Review, Eclectica MagazineThe Florida Review, and So to Speak. Kristie is currently working on three novels. She earned her MFA at the University of Central Florida.



“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.” 

“I would certainly recommend her Facts of Fiction seminar series to anyone who was seriously working on or considering getting involved with a fiction project. So much valuable information.”