Julia Ember

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Julia lives with her wife-to-be and their city based menagerie of pets with literary names.

She is the author of The Seafarer's Kiss and The Navigator's Touch, released by Interlude Press/Duet Books in 2017 and 2018. The duology features Norse retellings of The Little Mermaid and Peter Pan and was heavily influenced by Julia's postgraduate work in Medieval Literature at the University of St. Andrews. Her upcoming novel, Ruinsong, will be released by Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Macmillan Kids in 2020. Julia is also the author of several published novellas and short stories.

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Julia Ember I've always been the type of writer who writes in bursts. I'll get an idea for a project, and then it's like I'm possessed. I just write and write unt…moreI've always been the type of writer who writes in bursts. I'll get an idea for a project, and then it's like I'm possessed. I just write and write until I have a draft, putting all the ideas I have into it. However, when I don't have an idea for a project, I kind of just have to wait until inspiration strikes again! Usually that means I need to travel. (less)
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Annie ~ Queer Books Unbound Hi Julia!

Nice to "meet" you. And excellent author choice. Alexis is oe of my faves too and I loved This is not a Love Story by Suki Fleet!


BookPauper Hi! Glad to have you as a friend :)


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