First of all, I love the varied and intense emotion with which many of Merminia’s readers react upon finishing Keeping Merminia. People tend to smile or rage. I’d be a liar if I pretended this wide spectrum of opinion doesn’t sustain me. Yes. I’m flashing a large, wicked smile to compliment my cackle. Have I […]
As I get closer and closer to the halfway mark with this draft, it gets harder and harder to keep the details of it to myself. But stories are meant to be surprises. So instead of blubbering about the ending that I wrote yesterday, I will just share my visual inspirations for this book. Check […]
Here’s a reader’s review that made me smile today. There’s even a picture of a unicorn and mermaid. I sat over here and hissed “Yesssss!” when I saw it. For any author, the readers and reviewers are a constant reminder that our stories are being pictured, absorbed, (and hopefully enjoyed). Because I like to […]
The Fault In Our Stars trailer came out today, and like so many readers of John Green’s beloved book, I cried, again. The story itself has all of the quiet, beautiful makings for ending up in a throw blanket, while tearing into a package of Oreos and having a good sob. There’s probably numerous reasons […]
Fun fact: Did you know the cover model for Merminia, the face of Selinne, is actually my lovely sister? Yep.
Here’s a new painting one of my littles made of Adessia’s tree. If you’ve finished Keeping Merminia, you know why this makes me all misty.
This time of year is full of happy chaos. So let me just say, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to you all! Come January, it will be much easier for me to respond to comments and emails. Until then, my best wishes to you and yours. Love, Emm
And be sure to check out my favorite indie book this year, Born of Oak and Silver, a stellar dark fantasy novel by Marie McKean
I’m working to put together the beginnings of a new manuscript. No, there are zero mermaids in my new venture! But I’m certainly missing how fun it was to write all things Merminia. Someone asked me what my favorite character line is, and I’m not sure I really know. Instead of choosing a favorite, I’m […]