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Our Teachers

The Muse's instructors are all working writers and published authors who have taught courses at colleges, universities, and other community organizations. Read our teachers’ biographies and see what classes they are currently teaching.

Karrie McDaniels

Karrie McDaniels writes under the name Karrie Loomis and is the author of The Rocking Horse a stranger-danger middle grade fiction and is currently writing a women's fiction novel. She is a U.S. Navy Veteran and holds a B.S. in psychology with a minor in world religions from Old Dominion University. Karrie serves on the Board of Directors for the Hampton Roads Writers Organization, is an assistant organizer of the Tidewater Writers critique group, and is on the admin team of an online group of over 3000 authors worldwide. She discovered The Muse in 2015 and continues to be a regular student. Karrie volunteers her time at The Muse because she is grateful for the information, motivation, and fellowship provided to her and numerous other writers, and she wants to support The Muse’s growth so our literary center can continue to inspire and benefit writers for many more years to come.