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Photograph taken by Colleen Barrett of Blue Tree Photography

Student of history. Gamer. Language nerd. Displaced Celt.

Emmie spends at least an hour a day preparing for or thinking about the zombie apocalypse.

Future calamity notwithstanding, Emmie hunts stories in dark alleys and in stone circles and spends most nights listening for something that goes bump.

Emmie lives outside D.C. with her husband, a husky puppy who talks too much, and a tabby who thinks she’s a tiger.

She is currently mucking up the lives of demon-hunters and mythology professors for her current projects. Emmie is represented by Jessica NegrΓ³n of Talcott Notch Literary Services.

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You can also catch Emmie over at Spellbound Scribes, a small circle of paranormal writers sharing insight into the writing process, their books, and the oddities that originate in their minds.

  1. Just in case you haven’t heard it enough – you’re beautiful.

    The writings good, too. πŸ˜‰

  2. well, since u r looking for an agent ..have u thought about making ur own e-book before ?! u can publish a small novel as a beginning, and if people liked it -which looks very reasonable; looking through ur writings- then it will be very easy to talk with a publishing company, that if they didn’t ask about u first.
    of course -and u probably know- that some e-books made a huge success, and even much more than some printed ones !
    9B

    • I’ve given it some consideration, but I decided I would rather go the more traditional way of publishing for now. I don’t buy e-books or own a Kindle or Nook, and while I know releasing my book as an e-book would be a logical decision at some point, I would prefer to start by looking for an agent and hopefully securing a contract that way for print publication. Also, my primary project right now is a trilogy that I think is much better suited to print, and I don’t have anything that would serve as an introductory small novel to publish as an e-book. It is an idea, though!

  3. You’re first attempt at a novel was at age 9? Talk about ambition!

    I’ve only recently begun my hobby of writing. I was reading through some of your posts about “The 25” and I have to say it was a great read!

    Good luck with your trilogy (and NaNoWriMo)!

  4. Love the pictures and captions you’ve used to accompany things too, they’re hilarious!

  5. Hello Emmie, thank you for all of your wonderful posts. You are on my top favourite 15 blogs listed here: http://everedwater.wordpress.com/2011/12/10/versatile-blogger-award/ Hope you don’t mind my nomination as I see you’ve all ready been awarded it! Keep up the good work, and I look forward to reading more!

    Best wishes,
    Eve

  6. I listed you as one of my fifteen recently found blogs in my acceptance of the Versatile Blogger Award – thus giving you the award, too – again! I view it as an opportunity to let people know about blogs they might not have found otherwise. And your blog is one I definitely enjoy following. Keep up the great work!

  7. Thanks for your comments on my blog. That’s so sad about half your friends having c-sections. More often than not, they are “medically necessary” because of all the medical interference – like inducing labor, pitocin, and epidurals. If you have all of things, your chances of needing major abdominal surgery just skyrocketed. I don’t understand why women don’t understand this, but I do my best to teach it.

    Good luck with your writing and perusal of publishing. It will happen one day!

  8. You have been followed. As a fellow blogger/writer (I write fiction of all sorts), I figured we should come together in packs and protect each other from those who wish to destroy us… like Stephanie Meyer.

  9. fivereflections

    Hi Emmie: it is always a pleasure to read your interesting pages.

    David

  10. I’m giving you the Genuine Blogger Award! As awesome in person as you are in cyberspace. http://kourtneyheintz.wordpress.com/2012/02/02/long-overdue-blog-awards/

  11. Hello, I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award! As I’ve said before, I like to share blogs with others who might not have found them yet. If you’d like to join in the fun, you can find the details at http://jmmcdowell.com/2012/02/02/versatile-sunshine-7-x-7/

    Have a great day!

  12. Wait…you WON NanoWrimo? My friend just self published a book that started out as a NanoWriMo novel, but I believe it took her 2 years to finish. Congrats! That’s awesome!

    • That just means I got to 50,000 words. πŸ™‚ They don’t judge the novels; you just win by finishing. But yep! I did finish last year. πŸ™‚

      Thanks for following my blog! Welcome to the flock! πŸ˜€

      • Oh, I see. LOL. Well, congrats on that, too. The only “novel” I ever wrote was accidentally trashed when my dad decided to clean out his floppies (and yes, that is 5″ floppy, it was THAT long ago)

      • Pahahaha…that is awesome! I recall those days…my first laptop took floppy disks. My children will likely never know what those even are. *Sniffle*

  13. Emmie,
    Votre blog m’apporte une grande joie. Votre parole me touche droit au cΕ“ur.
    Jean Paul K.

  14. Being a language major, I’m assuming you’ve read the Necronomicon?

  15. Emmie,
    I have nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger award, because your blog is seriously awesome. I love it and you are very captivating! Keep it up!
    Amanda
    http://byamandaleigh.com/2012/05/16/beautiful-dont-you-know/

  16. What another award?

    I just nominated you for the Reader’s Appreciation Award:
    http://nilaewhite.wordpress.com/2012/06/03/absence-and-awards/

    Do with it as you please. πŸ™‚

  17. Hi just followed you on twtr @atteancanoe

  18. Good morning, Emmie. Happy Election Day. (I hope.)
    I am delighted to invite you to participate In THE PARAGRAPH CHALLENGE
    To accept the Invitation and uncover the rules, please go to: http://mackenziesdragonsnest.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/paragraph-challenge/

    CONGRATULATIONS!

  19. I saw gritty Urban Fantasy, F-bombs, kittens, puppies, and unicorns. I clicked like and follow. That’s all I got to say bout that.

  20. I think you might be my favorite writer in the world right now. πŸ™‚

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