Lights, Camera, Application Submitted!

Well I did it. I wrote a 10 pager of one of my many works in progress, I filmed (with my bestie’s help) an audition video, and I wrote a pitch and author bio. The deadline was this past Thursday and, in true Emma fashion, I just barely made it. I did my best toContinue reading “Lights, Camera, Application Submitted!”

Think Happy Thoughts

Unprecedented. Once in a lifetime. First time in recorded history. These are all phrases that can and have been used to describe recent history. It’s easy to get bogged down by it all. It would be easy to give in to despair. I had a good cry Friday night when it all hit me likeContinue reading “Think Happy Thoughts”

Another Faire-ly Successful Faire!

June 4th and 5th I road tripped it up to Charlotte, Michigan and the Eaton County Fairground for the Magical Realm Fantasy Faire. It’s a renaissance faire (much smaller than the Michigan Ren Faire in Holly) that has happened a couple years so far but apparently this was the most successful one yet! Saturday IContinue reading “Another Faire-ly Successful Faire!”

Falling Back In Love

In today’s fast-paced environment, relaxation or recreational activities with no purpose other than enjoyment can be seen as frivolous or a waste of time. Everything has to be a hustle. Enjoy crafts? Create an etsy page. Enjoy writing? Try to become a bestselling author. There’s no room for simple creation without trying to account forContinue reading “Falling Back In Love”

Four Months and Counting and Vision Board

For those of you who are new, welcome! And as newbies you may not know that, in addition to The Sword & Shield I have completed another, completely separate novel. Seer is a Young Adult standalone fantasy that I wrote in a freakishly short time (less than a year). I know some people can pumpContinue reading “Four Months and Counting and Vision Board”

2021

Well if you’re reading this you survived 2020. Congrats! But we can’t let down our guard just yet. There are still many unresolved plot lines that 2020 has left for us to complete. For example, what the heck happened to murder hornets??? Weren’t they supposed to be a thing? I rang in the New YearContinue reading “2021”

It’s Never Too Late to Follow Your Dreams!

There seems to be this common misconception, this unspoken rule, this bullshit, that you need to achieve your dreams early in life. And you very well might, but don’t give yourself a deadline.  If you don’t publish your first book till you’re 50 that’s still earlier than the average person. Because, as sad as itContinue reading “It’s Never Too Late to Follow Your Dreams!”

It’s Ok To Take It Easy

I’ve seen a lot of posts online stipulating that, since we’re all stuck at home, we should use this time to our advantage. To clean the entire house, learn a new language, write a book, read a book, take up a new hobby etc. I’m here to tell you that is not only incorrect forContinue reading “It’s Ok To Take It Easy”

8 Things You Didn’t Know About The Sword & Shield a.k.a. Release Date!!!

Well it finally happened. After years of writing, months of querying, and more months of waiting, it’s here. My debut novel is officially available for purchase! While completing this list I came to an abrupt realization, that I didn’t know the answer to some of the questions I listed off here. It took some seriousContinue reading “8 Things You Didn’t Know About The Sword & Shield a.k.a. Release Date!!!”

Working From Home, Toilet Paper And Other Things I Apparently Have to Worry About

  In this uncertain time I have seen a lot of crazy things. People are buying up all the toilet paper like Willy Wonka’s Golden Ticket might be hidden inside one of the rolls. It’s even out of stock on Amazon.  On AMAZON! Here in Michigan K-12 schools are closed at least till the beginningContinue reading “Working From Home, Toilet Paper And Other Things I Apparently Have to Worry About”