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What would you like to read today?
This coming-of-age scifi novella about a girl struggling to find her past is full of mystery, action, and romance.
For fans of Brigid Kemmerer comes a YA Scifi/Fantasy series about a pair of friends struggling with their powers over electricity.
An NA Fantasy about shape shifters and their oppressors for fans of Graceling and Shadow & Bone.
Who is Emily Ann Ward, anyway?
I never know what to write about myself for these things. I’m a writer! This should come easy. But I write about the fantastical, the unreal, the impossible. It takes practice to write about myself.
So here goes, after starting over a dozen times and discarding a dozen drafts: I’m Emily. I’m an author currently living in Oregon. I teach English to speakers of other languages, I listen to a lot of music, I love to travel, and I read quite a bit (not as much as I wish I did). I make a lot of plans and only follow through with some of them. I have the most amazing family I could ask for and wonderful friends.
I also write books. This website is mostly for those books, but I also write blog posts about other things that interest me: religion, society, entertainment, language. If you click around here, you’ll find my books, links to different places where I post stuff online, sporadic blog posts, and a few other things I threw together for you guys. Don’t forget to say hi!
"I've been saving all my summers for you"
Marina and the Diamonds
"of everyone I ever knew I'm giving it all to you"
"for love is as strong as death"
Song of Solomon
Read samples of my books.
Latest Blog Posts
Probably only a few have noticed that emilyannward.com was down for about a month. We got attacked by zombies! No, just kidding, it was vampires. (Wielding malware and malicious code.) But we prevailed! After deleting thousands of files, a dozen suspicious FTP accounts, backing up old pictures, and going through the time machine that was our[…]
I read this article today about “Trinity Syndrome”. This happens when a female character is set up as badass, interesting, multi-faceted, in the first act… then has nothing to do for the rest of the movie. Examples were Trinity from The Matrix, Valka from How to Train Your Dragon 2, and Tauriel in The Hobbit:[…]
I recently realized I was an extrovert and an ENFP. Now, before those I know personally laugh and say, “Emily, you’re crazy, you’re not an extrovert” let me explain myself. Most websites and profiles out there grossly simplify Meyer-Briggs Type Indicator. Choose if you’re Introverted or Extroverted, Intuitive or Sensing, Feeling or Thinking, Judging or[…]
Fifteen years ago, sometime around the Y2K freak-out mode, I got a bright pink diary from Limited Too. If you don’t know what Limited Too is, you weren’t a girl born in the late eighties or early nineties (or didn’t have a daughter or sister who was). It was recently renamed Justice. But back when[…]
I found this picture from a tumblr I follow called Writing Prompts. Retell the story of a Disney movie with one change: the princess is now a hipster. Viria13 originally posted these two pictures on DeviantArt with a few more of our favorite princesses. I think I’m going to do this and post it here[…]
Wow, I haven’t been around lately! I have a lot of awesome news for you all. First of all, the Protectors series is COMPLETE! The last book, Promising Power, came out November 4th. I slacked on my social media blasting, but here it is: When Grace escaped the castle and killed one of the most[…]
Today, we have the AWESOME author Megan O’Russell and her book The Tethering. All sixteen-year-old Jacob Evans wants is to win the heart of Emilia Gray, but with order in the magical world crumbling, war threatening, and Emilia’s boyfriend living across the hall, he may never have the chance. Jacob Evans loses everything he has[…]
Today is my stop on the blog tour for ELECTED by Rori Shay! This is one book you don’t want to miss and is out TODAY! The kickstarter to this book is available at http://tinyurl.com/ElectedNovel. You will be able to get a copy of ELECTED in hardcover and/or paperback with a free ebook, a lot[…]
Darren Aronofsky’s Noah was a movie I was unsure about when I first saw the trailer. Why is everyone white? What’s Emma Watson doing in biblical times? But then I got kind of excited about it: an epic movie about the Bible, not a cheesy one meant to pull at your heartstrings? (I’m looking at you, Son[…]
Today I’m sharing an upcoming release. This is one book you don’t want to miss! The Kickstarter to this book will be available today here. You will be able to get a copy of ELECTED in hardcover and/or paperback with a free ebook, a lot of special limited-edition items and other free books. Don’t wait,[…]