Point of View and the
Emotional Arc of Stories

Loren Niemi and Nancy Donoval 
Parkhurst Brothers Publishers, 2020

The companion to The Book of Plots this one explores "who is telling the story" and why it matters. Also, and quite deliciously, a dozen variations of Little Red Riding Hood serve as examples.

What Haunts Us

Loren Niemi  
Moonfire Publishers, 2019

A valentine to persistent shadows and unsettled memory with stories about things that do not go bump in the night but can leave you awake and wondering.

Midwest Book Award Winner

2020

Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror / Paranormal fiction

Inviting the Wolf In:
Thinking About Difficult Stories

Loren Niemi and Elizabeth Ellis  
August House Publishers, 2001

This critically acclaimed book explores the value and necessity of crafting the stories that are hard to hear but harder to tell with numerous samples that are both artful and truthful.

The New Book of Plots

Loren Niemi
Parkhurst Brothers Publishers, 2012

If Inviting the Wolf In... is the theory, this book is the application, exploring 10 useful plot forms with examples and exercises that can be used to create engaging and artful oral or written narratives.