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McKenna Princing

McKenna Princing (she/her) writes speculative fiction set in and inspired by the Pacific Northwest and Cascadia bioregion. She loves to stitch genres like fantasy, science fiction, and horror together and bring these hideous progeny to life in order to explore real-world themes of social justice, queerness, mental illness, human-nature relationships, and the breakdown of the “strong female character” archetype. She also loves retellings and reimaginings of classic works that highlight the ways society has (and hasn’t) changed. She has lived in western Washington her entire life and currently calls North Bend home, on land that is the ancestral and present-day territory of the Snoqualmie people. She is pursuing her MFA in fiction at Pacific University and is working on a novel. On weekdays, you can find her working her day job as a health and wellness writer for UW Medicine.

2024 Writers Program