Stephanie Vanderslice was born in Queens, NY and grew up in the suburbs of Albany. Her most recent book, The Geek’s Guide to the Writing Life: An Instructional Memoir for Prose Writers, was named a top writing book for 2018 in The Writer magazine. She also co-edited with Rebecca Manery the 10th Anniversary Edition of Can Creative Writing Really Be Taught? Other books include Rethinking Creative Writing and Teaching Creative Writing to Undergraduates (with Kelly Ritter). Professor of Creative Writing and Director of the Arkansas Writer’s MFA Workshop at the University of Central Arkansas, she also writes novels and has published creative nonfiction, fiction, and creative criticism in such venues as Ploughshares Online, Easy Street, Burningword Literary Review, and many others. Her column, The Geek’s Guide to the Writing Life appeared regularly in the Huffington Post from 2012-2017.