Author Christine DeSmet is a novelist, screenwriter, short story writer and writing teacher at UW-Madison. Her romantic suspense, Spirit Lake, is an award-winning, best-selling novel for publisher Hard Shell Word Factory. Three of her novellas appear in recent anthologies published by Whiskey Creek Press, including the award-winning anthology, Tales from the Treasure Trove, Volume I, which earned first-place awards from Romantic Times Magazine and the Electronic Publishing Internet Connection (EPIC) in Spring 2006. A new novella, "Mayhem in Memphis," will appear in Hard Shell Word Factory's new mystery anthology featuring Egyptian antiquities.
Christine is also a past winner of the Slamdance Film Festival and optioned that screenplay to New Line Cinema. With writing partner Peggy Williams, Christine recently adapted to film a Madison author's book of short stories. She's a fellowship graduate of the Warner Bros. Sitcom Writers Workshop. She's a member of Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum; Romance Writers of America and the Wisconsin Chapter of RWA; EPIC; Writers Guild of America, East; and the online writing and publishing group known as Jewels of the Quill. She has a master's degree in journalism from UW-Madison and grew up on a farm near Barneveld, Wis.