Hi. My name is Nu Yang. I live in Southern California, but I’m a Midwest girl at heart.
I’m the former editor-in-chief of Editor and Publisher magazine, the authoritative journal covering all aspects of the news publishing industry. Over the course of 10 years (2011-2021), I also served as editorial assistant, associate editor, and managing editor. I was the assistant editor with New Myths, an online speculative magazine, from 2010-2013. Before moving to California in 2009, I spent four years as a staff writer for The Allegan County News, a small weekly newspaper in southwest Michigan, where I traveled to Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina, hunted for ghosts, and interviewed celebrities like Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach, Yeardley Smith aka Lisa Simpson, and Raven-Symoné.
I’m a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop and the Writing Popular Fiction Master’s program at Seton Hill University. I belong to the Southern Orange County Writers Critique Group. I also contribute to the Speculative Chic website, where I write about entertainment and pop culture.
And for the fun stuff: I love singing karaoke (anything 80s). I’ve been tasered before (voluntary). I’ve kayaked down a river during a thunderstorm (and I can’t swim). My favorite color is blue (previously, purple). My first celebrity crush was Macaulay Culkin (no regrets).