Inside the Writing Academy

Getting to Know: Finnian Burnett

Finnian Burnett is a professor, a writer, and a lifelong learner. They’re a doctoral student at Murray State University and an MFA instructor with Southern New Hampshire University. Finn has run the Golden Crown Literary Society’s Writing Academy since 2015 and served as the Director of Education for several years.

Under their former name, Beth Burnett, Finn published several books with Sapphire Books Publishing, including two Rainbow Award winners and self-published book, Coyote Ate the Stars, won first place in fantasy in the Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards.

They have also published works in various anthologies and journals including Sinister Wisdom, The Herstry Project, Flash Fiction magazine, and the Resiliency Journal through the Calgary Arts Development.

Finn is a self-proclaimed flash addict and is currently working on two novellas-in-flash.

Finn lives in the interior of BC with their wife and their aptly named cat, Lord Gordo. They can be found at

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