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Artist, writer and poet. An anomaly of stardust, idea and luminescent nightmare. I was once a fairytale witch, but found keeping to the diet to be too taxing.
I have reviewed professionally for Realistic Poetry International, and in 2019 won an award of recognition for my work with independent poets.

Some of my books are self-published, some are traditional. I self-publish the more unorthodox works for the sake of creative freedom, and the eBooks of much of my poetry are free worldwide. I'm gradually purging my notebooks of ideas and branching into fiction, so if you want to know what I'm working on, feel free to follow or friend me. I love to talk about writing, books and creation.

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S.M. Shuford Cultivation. Read all species of books, but most importantly take the time to develop your own voice, because that's what you'll be known by. This…moreCultivation. Read all species of books, but most importantly take the time to develop your own voice, because that's what you'll be known by. This means don't be afraid to break some of the "rules of writing" that get drilled into your head, if you feel like it will strengthen your work. Language is a more free-flowing thing than you'd think, and its rules change all the time.
I personally believe that to write you have to become, to some degree, obsessed with writing (and books), whether it's just on random whims or as a lifelong career.(less)
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I'm Back, Bringing the Whole Graveyard With Me

I've been on an on-and-off hiatus for the past two months, for a number of different reasons, and needless to say, ridiculously behind on posting reviews and ARCs that I promised to do. The primary reason for this is Haunt Me to Sleep. The horror collection was held back somewhat because I wanted to add and correct some things, and make it into I suppose, a richer collection overall. Some piece... Read more of this blog post »
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あきこ Happy holidays, and have a lovely New Year, Emm!

Xs+Os


message 31: by Rebecca

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Happy Holidays! :)


Emm - On a Hiatus of Uncertain Nature Rachel Adiyah wrote: "Hi Emm,

I realized I kind of just disappeared off of GoodReads, but I've had a really trying month.

I'm involved in a reading challenge for one of the Groups to which I belong. One of the categor..."


Don't worry about it! I've barely been on GR lately, the end of year months are very difficult.
"Interesting" is one way to put my taste in books, but I'll see what I can recommend.

Thanks I appreciate it, hope your holidays are great too :D


Rachel Adiyah Hi Emm,

I realized I kind of just disappeared off of GoodReads, but I've had a really trying month.

I'm involved in a reading challenge for one of the Groups to which I belong. One of the categories is: "A book recommended to you by a Goodreads friend." I was wondering if you could recommend a book to me? You being a writer and poet, I suspect you have good and interesting taste. I would be honored if you would help me out.

I hope that this months of holidays, no matter how you spend it, is going well for you, and that your writing is flowing and successful.

Take care,
Rachel Adiyah


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Yodamom Hi. Thank you for the friend request. I hope we can chat about some books soon


Nenia ⚡ Aspiring Evil Overlord ⚡ Campbell Hi Emm! Thank you for adding me! :D


message 26: by R.

R. Kitt


Emm - On a Hiatus of Uncertain Nature Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder* wrote: "Merry Christmas!

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Thank you ^-^ Merry (slightly late) Christmas to you too! :D


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* Merry Christmas!




Emm - On a Hiatus of Uncertain Nature Jayson wrote: "Hi Emm, it's very nice to meet you. Thanks for the friend invite. I look forward to seeing you around here. Have a great day!"

You're welcome :) Thanks for adding me! :D


message 22: by Jayson

Jayson Hi Emm, it's very nice to meet you. Thanks for the friend invite. I look forward to seeing you around here. Have a great day!


message 21: by Mackey

Mackey Thank you for the friend request!

Mackey


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────────---───(ღ) __ ɪ'ʟʟ ʝυѕт ɓє ɱє.

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Send this to eight people you never want to lose!


message 19: by R. (last edited Jun 29, 2017 08:57PM)

R. Kitt Thank you for adding me. Emm ; D

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message 18: by Emm - On a Hiatus of Uncertain Nature (last edited Jun 20, 2017 09:52AM)

Emm - On a Hiatus of Uncertain Nature Satsuma wrote: "Thanks for excepting the friend request-

You sound AWESOME!"


No problem, thanks for sending one :)
Awesome is debatable ( ;^-^) but thank you :D Cool profile, Spirited Away is amazing.


message 17: by Satsuma

Satsuma Thanks for excepting the friend request-

You sound AWESOME!


Emm - On a Hiatus of Uncertain Nature R. E. Banks, Sherlockian wrote: "Love the No-Face profile picture!"

Lol thanks. (^-^)


R. E. Banks Love the No-Face profile picture!


message 14: by Mariya-Teodora (last edited Mar 10, 2017 03:02PM)

Mariya-Teodora Hey, Emm! I'm looking forward to reading and sharing awesome books with you! :)

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あきこ Thanks for accepting my GR invite : )


message 12: by Amalia

Amalia Gavea Many thanks for the friend request, Emm:)


Emm - On a Hiatus of Uncertain Nature ★ Alyssa ★ wrote: "Happy New Year!

May 2017 be filled with Happiness, Laughter, Love, Friendships, and more great Books! :D


Happy Reading!


Wishing you the best,
★ Alyssa ★ "


Thanks! Awesome New Year's gifs, by the way! :)


Emm - On a Hiatus of Uncertain Nature Beth The Vampire wrote: "Thanks for the friend request Emm!! Always happy to befriend other readers =)"

You're welcome :D Thanks for accepting


Beth The Vampire Thanks for the friend request Emm!! Always happy to befriend other readers =)


Emm - On a Hiatus of Uncertain Nature Zombieslayer/Alienhunter {the crownless} wrote: "Haha XD I love your rating system, especially 'The Inferno Of Cringe'.
Thanks for accepting my FR :)"


Lol thanks X) And you're welcome :) Thanks for the request :D


Zombieslayer/Alienhunter {and so on} Haha XD I love your rating system, especially 'The Inferno Of Cringe'.
Thanks for accepting my FR :)


Emm - On a Hiatus of Uncertain Nature Nikki "The Crazie Betty" V. wrote: "Thanks for the add Emm!"

Welcome :) Thanks for accepting


Nikki "The Crazie Betty" V. Thanks for the add Emm!


Emm - On a Hiatus of Uncertain Nature Maggie wrote: "Hello! You don't know how happy I am to be your friend !!!!"

Hi! Thank you :) I'm glad to be your friend too! :D


Maggie Dore Hello! You don't know how happy I am to be your friend !!!!


Emm - On a Hiatus of Uncertain Nature Bark's Book Nonsense wrote: "Thanks for the friend request! I look forward to chatting books with you :)"

Welcome :D


Bark Thanks for the friend request! I look forward to chatting books with you :)


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