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Emily Craven

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January 26

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Author, Editor, Speaker, Emily Craven was first inspired to placed pen to paper when she was in school, starting her first novel at 14. While writing is her passion, Emily, in a moment of delusion, went to university and completed a Bachelor of Space Science and Astrophysics, majoring in geophysics. So technically, she can claim to be an astrophysicist (stars), geophysicist (rocks) and writer (crazy).

Emily lives in Australia and yes, back when she was a teenager her high school had its own herd of Kangaroos. She's been to almost every continent (Africa being her weakness in continent-domination) and has the pretty photographs to prove it (check out Imagesforjoy on Instagram).

She is the author of the Grand Adventures of Madeline Cain series
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It has taken a while to decide what I would like to do with Original Fantasy since the completion of the Priori Podcast and my posts on writing better taken from my mentorship with Isobelle Carmody back in 2012.


While I still haven’t completely decided what my next project is going to be, I do want to throw in the occasional review of a book I’ve really enjoyed. This is going to be a mixed pot!...

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Average rating: 3.67 · 79 ratings · 39 reviews · 12 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Grand Adventures of Mad...

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Madeline Cain: The Adventur...

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E-Book Revolution: The Ulti...

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Madeline Cain: Adventures I...

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The Original Fantasy - A Pr...

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While I really like the story line (I'm so psyched for the movie to come out), and though the rich descriptions made me feel like I was back in Singapore again, I found the writing skill to really bring down what would otherwise be an excellent book. ...more
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This is such a heartwarming, cute, romance/chick-lit novel, I could not put it down. And I have to say, it is much racier than the books I normally read! Yet it is also at it's core, a sweet romance. I love the insight that it gave me into the mindse ...more
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This is the best book on business and creating culture that I have read so far. I originally borrowed it from work, but after reading it I immediately went out an bought myself a copy (which I plan to read at least once a year and cover in notes, tha ...more
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The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
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First off, oh my god is this a pretty, pretty book! I spent as much time admiring the illustrations as I did reading the stories I think. And man were those awesome short stories! It was delightfully thought provoking, dark, creepy, and in several st ...more
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I loved this book! It's all the awesome parts of a Bollywood drama wrapped up in a novel. It is full of heart, misunderstandings, comedy, tension, passion, redemption, and culture. It was a super cute romance, with vivid characters who had my heart i ...more
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Bygone Badass Broads by Mackenzi Lee
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I really appreciated the breadth of women looked at in this book of badass broads (Much more diverse than in Princesses Behaving Badly). Though a little light on the detail (There is really only 2-3 pages on each of the women) I found the storytellin ...more
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Spunk & Bite by Arthur Plotnik
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A solid book on grammar and writing and MUCH more engaging than the dry original by Strunk and White. While I did get the sense the that author found himself very witty, and humourous (most of that fell flat for me or really dragged on the pace of th ...more
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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
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I really, really, really wanted to like this book. The premise was awesome, the magic system sounded amazing, and I was keen for world building that wasn't just a replica of medieval Europe. Regretfully, the writing skill didn't, for me at least, do ...more
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Really enjoyed reading these honest, mini-biographies of historical 'princesses' warts and all. What I like was that the book didn't just focus on women who were misunderstood, or misrepresented in history, but it also talked about women who weren't ...more
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What a fabulous YA adventure. One of the best I've read this year (and it's several years old now!).

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