Nova Ren Suma
Nova Ren Suma is the author of Imaginary Girls, published in 2011 by Dutton, an imprint of Penguin, and Dani Noir, originally published by Simon & Schuster/Aladdin and set to be reissued through Simon Pulse this year. She has an MFA in fiction from Columbia University and has been awarded fiction fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo.
Prior to her career as a full-time author, Nova was a senior production editor of Penguin Young Readers Group and HarperCollins Children's Books, and a ghostwriter of series novels and children's books. Her forthcoming novel, 17 & Gone, is scheduled for release in 2013. You can find Nova online at novaren.com.
Nova Ren Suma's Courses
Nova was one of the best instructors I have ever had. She was thoughtful, talented and inspirational. I hope other writers get the chance to experience the same inspiration I did with Nova as my teacher. -- Patty Minichiello
"Nova taught me to believe in myself. Confidence is the greatest gift a teacher can give a student." -- Edith Cohn
"Nova is amazing. Her lectures were illuminating, her feedback thought-provoking and kind, and she was available to any and all questions or concerns. I feel really, really lucky to have been her student." -- Tara Oliveri
"Nova's sharp critical eye and her encouraging manner make this class both informative and inspiring." -- Will Ludwigsen
"I recommend taking Nova's class to anyone serious about improving their craft and polishing their manuscript for querying. She provides insightful critiques and is a very encouraging and lovely instructor." -- Kristina Perez