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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
A picture says a thousand words. Write them. Mission: Write a story, a description, a poem, a metaphor, a commentary, or a critique about this picture. Write something about this picture. The sight of the city made Jem stop in her tracks. She’d heard stories, seen pictures, but having it here in front of her[…]
Feeling like I was operating on two different planes of existence, here and elsewhere, time moving so slowly I was stunned when I was it was only eleven, sitting on the couch, dazed as Chris and Ryan cleaned up puke around me, me totally outside myself, yet still wanting to do it again, to step[…]
Today, I’m part of a blog hop for International Authors’ Day. I love doing these. I always find great blogs, from readers and other authors, and I hope you do, too! I’m doing a giveaway, too! On July 18th, I will be gifting through Amazon two ebooks of your choice AND one of my own[…]
Hey, all! I’m having a lot of fun with my new website. One new feature I’m implementing is a shop and the option to buy ebooks (and eventually print books) through emilyannward.com! You’ll see there’s a new link to the Shop. I’m going to be adding products over the next week or so until all of my[…]
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[…]