Leanne Phillips is a writer, book coach, and editor specializing in creative work. She is especially interested in literary fiction, women’s fiction, science fiction, the horror, crime, and thriller genres, and young adult fiction.

Leanne earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts from the University of California at Riverside, Palm Desert. Her MFA main genre was fiction and her cross-genre was creative non-fiction.

Leanne earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with an emphasis in creative writing and a minor in history, from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Leanne’s undergraduate English literature studies included women’s fiction, text-image interaction in literature, and the novels of Jane Austen. Her history minor research included the history of science fiction and the history of witch hunts.

Leanne is currently working toward book coaching certification and is enrolled in the University of California at San Diego’s extension certification program in copyediting. She continues her writing education through UC Riverside Palm Desert residency lectures as an alumna; various online lectures, courses, and workshops; and completing MasterClasses with writers including Neil Gaiman, Joyce Carol Oates, Judy Blume, and Walter Mosley.

Leanne has worked as an editor for publications including Kelp Journal, GXRL, The Coachella Review, and Byzantium.

For more about Leanne’s work as a writer, visit leannephillips.com.