Christine DeSmet

Distinguished Faculty Associate

Noncredit Programming

Christine DeSmet (BA, MA, UW-Madison), an award-winning novelist and screenwriter, teaches online courses and coaches/critiques writers at UW-Madison Continuing Studies. She directs the annual June Write-by-the-Lake Writer's Workshop & Retreat.

Her novels include several in the Fudge Shop Mystery Series and the Mischief in Moonstone Series. Her screenplays include the award-winning “Chinaware-Fragile” that won the Slamdance Film Festival and was subsequently optioned to New Line Cinema. Her romance novel writing earned several awards from Romance Writers of America.

Christine is a member of writing associations including Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Wisconsin Writers Association, and Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum. She is a writing coach for novelists in the Writers’ Institute “Pathway to Publication” mentoring program and has enjoyed helping writers in their quest to finish, polish, or get agents, sell or publish.