About Me

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Hello! I'm a writer from central New York who has bipolar disorder. Among other topics, I write about mental illness and writing. I have short stories published in Lynx Eye, Lost Coast Review, The Outrider Review, Sliver of Stone Magazine, The Mondegreen, The Linnet's Wings, Cobalt Review, Breath & Shadow, The Round Up, Postscripts to Darkness, Masque & Spectacle, and several other journals. I have a poem in The Poeming Pigeon, essays about mental illness in The Ram Boutique and Amygdala Literary Magazine, and an essay in Parts Unbound: Narratives of Mental Illness & Health, a book that was published by Lime Hawk Literary Arts Collective. My story "Santa Lucia" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. I've written three novels entitled Purple Loosestrife, Hoping It Might Be So, and Dark and Bright, all of which are as yet unpublished. I'm working on a memoir about my experiences with bipolar disorder. I have a B.A. in English from SUNY Buffalo and an M.A. in English from SUNY College at Brockport. I hope you enjoy your visit to my blog!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

My Writing Background and Current Writing Endeavors

I'd like to start out this blog by offering a bit of information about my writing background and current writing endeavors.

I've been writing all my life.  I have a bachelor of arts degree in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York, and a master of arts degree in English from the State University of New York College at Brockport in Brockport, New York.  My master's thesis, Weasels and Angels:  Rhetorical and Communicative Strength and Weakness and Selected Women of The Canterbury Tales, was published in 1993 at the State University of New York College at Brockport.  I taught writing for ten years at Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York.  My first short story, "Lonesome Tonight", was published in the literary journal Lynx Eye, Volume XII, Nos. 3 and 4, in Fall of 2005.

I have a short story entitled "Honeymoon" coming out in August of 2012 through Musa Publishing in their Erato (GLBT) imprint.  I am currently editing my completed novel Purple Loosestrife and writing an as yet untitled memoir.  I write many short stories and have been submitting them to various publications.  I occasionally write poetry.


  1. Hi Emily, I enjoyed your blog and am looking forward to more. Yea for Brockport! Both my daughter and son-in-law went to Brockport.

  2. Jason, I loved Brockport. It was such a great place to get my master's degree. I was very happy with the program.

  3. Hi Emily--The blog looks great. Good luck with your writing--looking forward to hearing more.

  4. Yeah,I'm a follower now - you go girl!