Call me Em.
I have seven brothers and sisters, five of whom are married, and twelve adorable nieces and nephews (with two more on the way). I've been writing novels since the age of 16. My first novel was historical fiction, about the Mormon pioneers; but these days, my favorite genre is fantasy.
I am a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where I took a class on novel writing from Orson Scott Card. This is one of my favorite web sites. In fact, I'm on here so much that I'm now the moderator of the largest genre forum.
2004: The Sword and the Medallion
There once was an enchanted sword
Stolen from the Emperor's hoard.
So they call a young spy
Who can memories scry -
Where family secrets are stored.
2005: The One-Winged Dragon
A bold one-handed mercenary
Was hired for a job that was scary -
Saved a baby dragon,
And then started to run.
Then, I don't know, let's take a dare-y.
2006: The Silver Dagger
There once were two bold noble knights
Whose sister was taken in the night.
So off they did ride,
But attacked the wrong tribe,
Now they have to set all things to rights.
2007: A Battle of Wits
There once was an ambassador tall
Who when asked for help answered the call.
"You need a distraction?
We'll get lots of action
With a food fight in the king's banquet hall."
2008: Spies and Sorcery
A battle between ninja spies
Where more than one character dies.
Raiders fled on a boat,
But it will not long float,
'Cause they nabbed a sorcerer in disguise.
2009: White Mist
A pirate kidnapped a sorceress -
Forced her to commit crimes atrocious.
She threw him over the side,
Held him down til he died,
And went on to become more monsterous.
2010: The Elfmarked (revision)
Five heroes chosen by an elf lord,
Armed with magic, a bow, and a long sword
Now set forth on a quest
To save an elf distressed.
Let's hope they're not caught by the goblin horde.
2010: A Major Case of the Fridays
The Office of Letters and Light
Broke out into a major fight
Over the chocolate eclair
No one wanted to share.
Please put down that shovel, all right?
2011: Out Wit
There once was a sorcerer git
Who thought that he could out wit
The spy master and clan,
But despite all his plans,
A knife in the back's what he'll get..
- History, reading, writing
- Favorite noveling music:
- Movie soundtracks -- including Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and How to Train Your Dragon
- Fantasy author (now if only I could get paid for it)
- Favorite books or authors:
- The Giver, The Chronicles of Narnia, Star Wars: X-Wing series