Faculty and Staff

Verna McKinnon-Hipps

Administrative Assistant, Communication

Phone: 206.296.2034

Building/Room: 1103 Building #303A


Verna McKinnon was born in Omaha, Nebraska. From an early age, she loved everything science fiction and fantasy--the only genres on television that allowed women to be more than an apron baking a pie. At the University of Nebraska at Omaha, she studied theater and developed a love for Shakespeare and the Greek classics, considering them health food for the mind. She graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.   She pursued her love of writing by weaving fantastic fiction. She has had over thirty stories published in webzines and print. Her fantasy novel, Gate of Souls, A Familiar’s Tale, Volume One, is published by Sky Warrior Books. Tree of Bones, the second in the Familiar’s Tale book series, will be released in 2016.  

Verna lives in Seattle with her husband, author Rick Hipps, and two furry overlords, their cats Duncan and Bridget.