DepartmentDepartment of English
Biola AffiliationsFaculty



  • M.F.A., Chapman University
  • M.P.W., University of Southern California
  • M.A., University of California, Riverside
  • B.A., Biola University


Paul Buchanan holds degrees in psychology, philosophy and creative writing. He specializes in writing fiction and has published more than twenty books, including Valley of Shadows, 2021; City of Fallen Angels, 2020; Tricks Every Boy Can Do, 2016; The Campus Survival Guide (co-edited with Paula Miller), 2012; Campus Voices (co-edited with Paula Miller), 2009; Student to Student: A Guide to College Life, 2008; The Last Place I Want to Be: A Novel, 2008; and Snapshots, 2007. He co-created both The Misadventures of Willie Plummet and the Heebie Jeebies series of middle-grade children’s books, and wrote fifteen of those titles. Paul’s work has appeared in a number of literary journals and magazines, including Writer’s Digest, Los Angeles Magazine, Orange Coast, History Magazine, Story Quarterly, Marlboro Review and Cicada.

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