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Emily Skrutskie is six feet tall. She was born in Massachusetts, raised in Virginia, and forged in the mountains above Boulder, Colorado. She holds a B.A. in Performing and Media Arts from Cornell University, where she studied an outrageous and demanding combination of film, computer science, and game design.

Her short fiction has been published by HarperTeen, and her debut duology—made up of THE ABYSS SURROUNDS US and its sequel, THE EDGE OF THE ABYSS—is now available. Her third book, HULLMETAL GIRLS, will be published in Summer 2018.

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Emily Skrutskie Thank you so much for loving it! I still haven't decided whether I'm going to be a JK Rowling-type ("Dumbledore was totally gay the whole time and it…moreThank you so much for loving it! I still haven't decided whether I'm going to be a JK Rowling-type ("Dumbledore was totally gay the whole time and it just wasn't mentioned in the text but it's True") or a John Green-type ("Books belong to their readers") author. I can tell you what was in my head as I wrote—that Swift is blonde, blue-eyed, and white—but I also can't tell you not to interpret her differently, since I don't think I specified Swift's whiteness in the text, just her blondeness and her blue-eyedness. Even if I did specify her whiteness, I still can't really tell you what to do—the power to reinterpret and reimagine is one of my favorite things about fandom!
Though if I veer a little into JK territory, I can definitely tell you that I intended Swift's little half-sisters, Teresa and Eva, to be Latina.(less)
Emily Skrutskie Of course! Though there is no main romance in HULLMETAL GIRLS, three of the major cast identify on the page.
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How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love HULLMETAL GIRLS

I have a book out today, and it’s a weird one.

For one thing, I feel like it’s not really what people expect from me, even though it’s more me than any book I’ve written. People expect romance, but I’m more excited by platonic relationships that are just as dynamic. People expect Out And Loud And Proud, but I’m more interested in having char...

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“But she underestimated me. I played my cards, I laid in wait, I let myself be beaten and manipulated. If she keeps that promise she made to me, I’ll show her the truth I’ve learned on her boat. I don’t just raise monsters. I am one.”
Emily Skrutskie, The Abyss Surrounds Us

“And it sucks, because I want to kiss her. It's infuriating how perfect it would be to kiss her right now, perched on a cannon on a pirate ship under the stars. That sounds like something off the pages of an adventure novel. But my life isn't one of those stories. My story is a hurricane, and here with Swift is just the eye.”
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“It's one of the greatest gifts you can give someone, knowing their stories.”
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