Briana Una McGuckin

Briana Una McGuckin writes Gothic Romance/Romantic Suspense. Her debut novel, On Good Authority, is a Victorian Gothic/Romantic Suspense. Among other places, her short fiction appears in the Stoker-nominated Not All Monsters anthology (Rooster Republic Press), as well as IN SOMNIO (Tenebrous Press) and A Quaint and Curious Volume of Gothic Tales (Brigids Gate Press). Briana has spastic diplegic cerebral palsy, a perhaps concerningly large collection of perfume oils, and a fascination with all things Victorian.

Student Feedback for Briana

With Briana’s encouragement and support along the way, I was able to complete a 60,000-word first (very rough) draft in twelve weeks, just as the course promised. This was exactly what I needed. A terrific experience. Kevin Holland

This was just what I needed to get me well into a first draft of my novel! Having deadlines and some feedback kept me motivated. Briana was a great cheerleader and source of inspiration. The readings were helpful, but it was the sense of accountability that I valued most. Catherine Martin

Briana is so knowledgeable and sees big picture things that I was completely blind to. She is a wealth of encouragement and understands the philosophy behind getting the first draft on the page. I wouldn’t have finished my manuscript without her. Becky Lees