About W. H. Horner


Seton Hill University—Greensburg, PA
MA: Writing Popular Fiction
Studied and learned to critique multiple genres of popular fiction: fantasy, horror, science fiction, mystery, romance, and young adult.

Eastern University—St. Davids, PA
BA: English: Writing
Studied broad genres of literature: fiction, poetry, drama, nonfiction, journalism.

Professional Experience

Seton Hill University—Greensburg, PA
Instructor in the MFA in Writing Popular Fiction program: Mentors a handful of students each term through the process of writing and revising their novels. Runs writing workshops featuring detailed critiques of student work. Runs a “Critiquing and Clarity” seminar for incoming students.

Wilmington University—New Castle, DE
Classes Taught: Remedial English, Composition I (includes APA formatting), Composition II (includes APA citation and style), Advanced Composition for Education Majors (includes advanced APA issues), English Grammar for Education Majors, History of the English Language

Fantasist Enteprises—Wilmington, DE
Publisher and editor-in-chief of a small press focused on illustrated fantasy and horror short story anthologies and novels.


Founded the First Writes, a multi-genre writing critique group in July of 2008. Ran monthly fiction and poetry critique sessions. Coordinated bi-monthly speakers to present current industry trends and advice on the craft of writing.

Panelist and workshop leader at writing and F/SF conventions including the Gen Con Writer’s Symposium, the New Jersey Writer Con, the Garden State Horror Writers, and Context.