To graduate from the Master of Arts in Writing Popular Fiction program at Seton Hill, students must complete a market-ready full-length fiction manuscript. Below is a list of the graduates and their novels, by hometown residence.

Seton Hill University Writing Popular Fiction Master’s Program Jan. 10, 2007 Graduation List


British Columbia

Sidney (VBL 2P2)
Sharron Gunn, “The Banshee of Castle Muirn”


Stouffville (L4A7X5)
Kimberley Howe, “One Shot, Two Kills”



Canterbury (06331)
Christine Troup, “Stained Glass”

New Jersey

Leonardo (07737)
Amanda Sablak, “Night Light”

Rockaway (07866)
Mary SanGiovanni, “The Hollower”

Wall (07719)
Ana Quinn, “Genuine Deception”


Elizabethtown (17022)
Maria Snyder, “Magic Study”

Johnstown (15902)
Jennifer Ray, “The House That Keeps”

Uniontown (15401)
Heidi Miller, “Ambasadora”


San Antonio (78211)
Analisa Oviedo, “Naked: A Collection of Stories”


Essex Junction (05452)
Ashley Parker, “Dealing With ‘I Do’”


Mill Creek (98012)
Christopher Carey, “Soundstorm”

Seton Hill’s unique Master of Arts in Writing Popular Fiction program teaches students to write marketable novels in popular genres like mystery, romance, science fiction, horror, and fantasy. Additional specialties include literature for children and adolescents, and cross-genre blends like romantic suspense or young adult mysteries. Students attend two weeklong, on-campus residencies each year to master the core elements of fiction writing and effective marketing and to gain inspiration from faculty mentors and special guests, all published authors in genre fiction. Established authors mentor students one-on-one as they work toward completing a market-ready manuscript from home. Readings, classes, and on-line discussion about the history, trends, and techniques of genre fiction add depth to the student's experience. For more information about the Master of Arts in Writing Popular Fiction program at Seton Hill, visit or contact Seton Hill’s Office of Graduate and Adult Studies at 724-838-4221.