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Christine DeSmet

Christine DeSmet

Expert on the writing of screenplays and novels

Faculty associate, Division of Continuing Studies Division of Continuing Studies Work: 608-262-3447 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Process of writing and marketing a novel or screenplay
  • Marketing screenplays to producers, especially while living in the Midwest
  • Writing programs at UW-Madison, including "Write-by-the-Lake Writer's Workshop and Retreat" and the "Writers' Institute" conference, plus online courses for anyone


  • Member, Mystery Writers of America, Writers Guild of America, East; Sisters in Crime; Romance Writers of America and its Wisconsin Chapter
  • Published novelist (mystery series. Screenplay won at Slamdance Film Festival, was optioned to New Line. Author, short fiction.
  • Past president and a founder of Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum; founding member, Wisconsin Chapter of Romance Writers of America.