Bryn is a fourth-generation Kansan, one of seven sisters, and the daughter of a mostly reformed drug dealer. She is the author of New York Times Bestseller All the Ugly and Wonderful Things, and the small press novels Last Will and Lie Lay Lain. Her stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Battered Suitcase, Kansas Quarterly, and Chiron Review. The first story she ever wrote in kindergarten was a thinly veiled autobiography about a family of aliens who looked suspiciously like the Great Gazoo from The Flintstones. Since then, she's written somewhere around two million words, and her thinly veiled autobiography would still be about aliens. She is married to an extensive home remodeling project, and is raising a small herd of boxers and hairless cats.Browse All Classes
A Novel: After the First Draft
Ages 14 - Adult
Now that you've completed a first draft of your novel, learn a variety of revision techniques to polish it. Classes will include feedback on student manuscripts, discussion of genre, narrative arc, voice, and publishing trends.