Collection: Dean Wesley Smith | Writer Workshop Instructor

Considered one of the most prolific writers working in modern fiction, USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith published almost two hundred novels in forty years, and hundreds and hundreds of short stories across many genres.

At the moment he produces novels in several major series, including the time travel Thunder Mountain novels set in the Old West, the galaxy-spanning Seeders Universe series, the urban fantasy Ghost of a Chance series, a superhero series starring Poker Boy, and a mystery series featuring the retired detectives of the Cold Poker Gang.

His monthly magazine, Smith’s Monthly, which consists of only his own fiction, premiered in October 2013 and offers readers more than 70,000 words per issue, including a new and original novel every month.

During his career, Dean also wrote a couple dozen Star Trek novels, the only two original Men in Black novels, Spider-Man and X-Men novels, plus novels set in gaming and television worlds. Writing with his wife Kristine Kathryn Rusch under the name Kathryn Wesley, he wrote the novel for the NBC miniseries The Tenth Kingdom and other books for Hallmark Hall of Fame movies.

He wrote novels under dozens of pen names in the worlds of comic books and movies, including novelizations of almost a dozen films, from The Final Fantasy to Steel to Rundown.

Dean also works as a fiction editor, starting at Pulphouse Publishing, then at VB Tech Journal, then Pocket Books. With WMG Publishing, he edits two acclaimed anthology series: Fiction River, for which he acts as series editor with Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and the Hugo Award-winning Pulphouse Fiction Magazine, as well as a monthly magazine featuring all his own work called Smith's Monthly. And in 2022, he was named editor of Writers of the Future.

For more information about Dean’s books and ongoing projects, please visit his website at and sign up for his newsletter.


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