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Nicole Peeler Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English and Director of the Writing Popular Fiction Program

Nicole Peeler Ph.D.
Joined Seton Hill
Aurora, IL
Contact Info

Nicole Peeler writes urban fantasy novels for Orbit Books, and teaches undergraduate and graduate writing classes at Seton Hill University. Her academic interests include Modern and Postmodern fiction; issues of gender, sexuality, and power; and the pre-ideological development of values. Her teaching interests include Modern fiction, fiction writing, composition, and building author platforms.



  • Jinn and Juice (2015), Orbit Books.
  • "Borderline Dead," Dead But Not Forgotten (2014).
  • Tempest Reborn (2013); Orbit Books
  • Tempest's Fury (2012), Orbit Books.
  • "Something Wikkid This Way Comes" (2012), Orbit Digital Press.
  • “Nearly Finished,” Many Genres One Craft (2011), Headline Books. [More Information]
  • Eye of the Tempest (2011), Orbit Books.
  • Tempest's Legacy (2010), Orbit Books.
  • "The Woman of Ressentiment in When She Was Good." Philip Roth Studies Journal. Volume 6, Number 1, Spring 2010. [More Information]
  • Tracking the Tempest (2010), Orbit Books.
  • Tempest Rising (2009), Orbit Books.



  • Romance Writers of America
  • Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) [More Information]


  • “When Words Collide—How Creative Writing Programs Address Popular Fiction” (Panelist). AWP 2015. Minneapolis, MN. April 9, 2015.
  • “What Belongs in the Romance Canon?” (Panelist). What is Love: Romance Fiction in the Digital Age. Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Feb. 11, 2015.
  • “Fragmenting Opportunity.” Coherent Fragments and the “Big Books” of Modernism. MSA 16 (Modernist Studies Association). Pittsburgh, PA, 8/7/2014.
  • Distinguished Speaker, Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Lecture on Worldbuilding and Public Reading, Shreveport, LA, 31 Oct 2013.
  • “Experiencing the Unexperienced: Theories of Trauma in Derrida and Blanchot.” Reeling in the Years: 30 Years of Film, TV and Popular Culture. Southwest Texas PCA/ACA. Albuquerque, NM. 27 February 2009.