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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 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. In December of 2016, The Mondegreen nominated my story "Santa Lucia" for a Pushcart Prize. I've written a novel entitled Purple Loosestrife and a novel entitled Hoping It Might Be So, both of which I am submitting to agents and publishers. I'm working on a novel called Dark and Bright as well as a book called Violets Are Blue: Essays About My Bipolar Life. 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!

Friday, October 5, 2012

"Arthur Cleary" Coming Out in November!

I hope it's okay to show the final cover art for my story, "Arthur Cleary", that's coming out on November 2nd. I'm excited and I love the cover!

Please note the blog hop information in the blog post directly below this one and hop away! You have the chance to win a Kindle Fire and other great prizes!

On October 7th, I'm going to give away a free copy of my story "Honeymoon" to a winner chosen at random who has commented on my blog hop post entry. So leave a comment in the post directly below this one to be eligible for this prize. I hope you will enjoy reading "Honeymoon" as much as I enjoyed writing it!


  1. The cover is awesome, Emily! Congrats on your new publication, Arthur Cleary. Look forward to reading it! I'm going to check out the blog hop. How fun for you. Enjoy! :)

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    1. Ibis, well, not "hop away" as in "go away", but "hop away" as in hop to your heart's content! :)