Hello!

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My name is Emily and I write children’s literature-- mostly between the absurdly early hours of 4:30-6:30 AM.

 

(Coffee? Check. Silence? Check.)

After an 11-year career as a physical therapist, I turned my attention to my passion for writing for children. For the past several years, I have immersed myself in the writing community and have various memberships and awards mentioned below.

 

When not reading or writing, I enjoy scaling rock walls both indoors and out, as well as doing flips, spins, and handstands in my AcroYoga class! I live in Connecticut with my husband, son, and far too many houseplants.

 

Thanks for stopping by my page!

 
 

MY WORK

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My style for children’s picture books is varied. I enjoy writing in both prose and rhyme, but rhyme is my passion! I want adults to enjoy reading my books as much as the child enjoys listening. My goal when starting any new work is to make sure the words I put down on the page are one or more of the following:

Humorous

Heartfelt

Nature-oriented

Engaging

Entertaining

Relatable

Memorable

Art by Dan Sprague

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Art by Dan Sprague

 

BOOKS I LOVE!

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Unstoppable

by Adam Rex

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The Barnabus Project

by The Fan Brothers

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Still Stuck

by Shinsuki Yoshitake

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The Day the Crayons Quit

by Drew Daywalt

The Famous Five

by Enid Blyton

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Mr. Pudgins

by Ruth Christoffer Carlsen

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The Magic Finger

by Roald Dahl

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The Phantom Tollbooth

by Norton Juster

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The Redwall Series

by Brian Jacques

 

MEMBERSHIPS
PUBLICATIONS
AWARDS

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Pacific Northwest Writers' Association (PNWA)

  • Society for Children's Books Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)

  • Julie Hedlund's 12x12 Picture Book Challenge

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PUBLICATIONS

  • "Flying Home" la Joie journal. Summer 2022 (essay) [accepted]

  • "Frog Storm" la Joie journal. Summer 2021 (essay and children's poem)

  • "Rethinking Rats" la Joie journal. Winter 2021 (essay)

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HONORS & AWARDS

2022

Winner: #KidLitVibes Writing Contest for PB Authors

Runner-up: #PBChat mentorship (Lori Degman)

Honorable Mention: #PBParty hosted by Mindy Alyse Weiss

Honorable Mention: Kailei Pew's Kids' Choice KidLit Writing Contest 

2021

Top 5: Susanna Leonard Hill's Holiday Contest for Children's Writers 

Honorable Mention: Susanna Leonard Hill's Halloweensie contest

Finalist: Children's Book Category of the Pacific Northwest Writers' Association Annual Literary Contest for Unpublished Work

2020

First place: Children's Book Category of the Pacific Northwest Writers' Association Annual Literary  Contest for Unpublished Work

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