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.


  • B.A., with Distinction, Boston University (Boston, MA), 2000 [More Information]
  • Ph.D., University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, Scotland), 2008


  • "The Art of Turning 40" (2019), Medium. [More Information]
  • "Talk Spanglish to Me" (2019), Medium. [More Information]
  • "The Joys and Perils of Having a Nickname" (2019), Medium. [More Information]
  • "Why I'm No Longer Jealous Of My Beautiful Friends" (2019), Medium. [More Information]
  • "The Bar That Showed Me Who I Could Have Been" (2019), Medium. [More Information]
  • "A Personal History of Dating Men With Potential" (2019), Medium. [More Information]
  • "Vampires, Great Men of Letters, and Me" (2018), Medium [More Information]
  • 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.


  • RT Book Reviews Reviewer's Choice Award (2013)


  • 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.