About Windy

Windy Lynn Harris lives in Phoenix, Arizona, surrounded by cacti, lizards, hawks, and sunshine. In the office, you’ll find her dog Paragraph either at her feet or on her lap. Her short stories, flash, and personal essays have been published widely in magazines like The Literary Review, The Sunlight Press, and 34th Parallel, among others. Windy has received fellowships from the Dorland Mountain Arts Colony and The Maribar Writer’s Colony and has been supported in part by professional development grants from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, which receives support from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

More About Windy

When she isn’t writing her own stories, Windy works as a developmental editor, helping other writers revise and publish fiction and nonfiction. Windy is the founder of Market Coaching for Creative Writers, a mentoring program that teaches writers how to professionally submit short prose to magazines. Her book Writing & Selling Short Stories & Personal Essays: The Essential Guide to Getting Your Work Published (Writer’s Digest Books/Penguin Random House) has become the industry’s go-to manual for writers of all skill levels.

As an expert in her field, Windy has been featured by a variety of media outlets, including the Arizona Daily Mix show, the Author-to-Author podcast, the Writer’s Digest podcast, Blog Talk Radio, Write Away With Nat and PJ, and StoryADay. She’s a seasoned conference presenter, with appearances that include the Tucson Festival of Books, Lighthouse in Colorado, the annual Writer’s Digest Conferences in New York, the San Miguel Literary Festival in Mexico, Write on the Sound in Washington state, and the Phoenix Writer’s Network in Arizona.

Windy also facilitates writers retreats with author Susan Pohlman. Each year, they bring a group of creatives to the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania for a week of education and information. These immersive getaways are valuable to writers at all stages of their career, from first time storytellers to seasoned veterans. For more information, visit the Writer Travel website.

When Windy isn’t in the world of writing, she is on the hunt for the best pies in America—both the delicious dessert variety and those wonderful savory pizzas. “Round” is her favorite food category.