Considered one of the most prolific writers working in modern fiction, with more than 30 million books sold, writer Dean Wesley Smith published far more than a hundred novels in forty years, and hundreds of short stories across many genres.

At the moment he produces novels in several major series, including the time travel Thunder Mountain novels set in the Old West, the galaxy-spanning Seeders Universe series, the urban fantasy Ghost of a Chance series, a superhero series starring Poker Boy, a mystery series featuring the retired detectives of the Cold Poker Gang, and the Mary Jo Assassin series.

His monthly magazine, Smith's Monthly, which consists of only his own fiction, premiered in October 2013 and offers readers more than 70,000 words per issue, including a new and original novel every month.

During his career, Dean also wrote a couple dozen Star Trek novels, the only two original Men in Black novels, Spider-Man and X-Men novels, plus novels set in gaming and television worlds. Writing with his wife Kristine Kathryn Rusch under the name Kathryn Wesley, he wrote the novel for the NBC miniseries The Tenth Kingdom and other books for Hallmark Hall of Fame movies.

He wrote novels under dozens of pen names in the worlds of comic books and movies, including novelizations of almost a dozen films, from The Final Fantasy to Steel to Rundown.

Dean also worked as a fiction editor off and on, starting at Pulphouse Publishing, then at VB Tech Journal, then Pocket Books, and now at WMG Publishing, where he and Kristine Kathryn Rusch serve as series editors for the acclaimed Fiction River anthology series.

For more information about Dean's books and ongoing projects, please visit his website at

WMG Publishing Presents: Carving Out Time for Your Writing by Dean Wesley Smith

USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith talks about how to carve time out of your busy day to write. And what it takes to write a lot of books every year. You will be surprised.

This lecture is often very blunt and to the point, but Dean's real-world methods of helping you find time and maintain that time to write are invaluable.

These eight videos may change, for the better, how you look at your writing.


The hardest thing in the world for writers to do is find the time to write. Mostly, that's because writers believe they need big chunks of time—hours or even days. In this lecture from WMG Publishing, Dean Wesley Smith explains how to make even ten minutes valuable to your writing career. In eight videos, he provides wisdom and systems that will get you to the keyboard, even if you have no time. – Kristine Kathryn Rusch