Nina Munteanu is a Canadian ecologist and novelist. In addition to five published novels, she has authored award-winning short stories, essays, critical reviews and non-fiction books. Her works have been translated into several languages throughout the world including Greek, Romanian, Hebrew, Polish and German. Recognition for her work has included the Ecata Reviewers Choice Award, the Midwest Book Review Reader's Choice Award, the SLF Fountain Award and finalist for the Foreword Magazine Book of the Year. She is contributing author of several online and print magazines and served as assistant editor-in-chief of Imagikon, a Romanian speculative magazine. Nina regularly publishes reviews and essays in magazines such as The New York Review of Science Fiction and Strange Horizons. Her award-winning blog The Alien Next Door hosts lively discussion on science, travel, pop culture, writing and movies. Nina's published novels to date include Collision with Paradise (Liquid Silver Books, 2001), The Cypol (eXtasy Books, 2006), Darwin's Paradox (Dragon Moon Press, 2007), Angel of Chaos (Dragon Moon Press, 2010), The Splintered Universe Trilogy (Starfire World Syndicate, 2011-2013) and The Last Summoner (Starfire, 2012).
Nina teaches university courses in science and environmental education. She regularly publishes in scientific journals and speaks at conferencees throughout North America and Europe. Nina provides personal coaching and group workshops for writers on all aspects of writing and publishing in fiction and non-fiction venues. Her textbook The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now! is currently being used by creative writing classes in schools and universities across North America and was recently translated and published in Romania by Editura Paralela 45. Visit www.ninamunteanu.com for more information and to book a coaching/workshop session or online class with Nina.
“Rarely have I encountered someone of Nina's considerable talent and intellect tied to such an extraordinary work ethic. Personal excellence is obviously a daily goal in her life. A gifted and inventive writer, Nina is able to communicate complicated ideas in simple terms and generate creative thought in others. Her accessible, positive approach and delightful sense of humor set people at ease almost immediately. Nina's involvement in a project guarantees some imaginative twists and an effective outcome.”—Heather Dugan, Columbus, OH
“I can recommend Nina Munteanu as a writer with experience and great skills in coaching. She is detail oriented, has a great ability to communicate and lecture, and is a multi-skilled professional with a deep and practical knowledge of writing techniques…Nina is energetic, with a wonderful personality and a crazy sense of humor. If you need an experienced and helpful writing coach, Nina Munteanu is the right person.”—Costi Gurgu, Toronto, ON