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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, November 2, 2012

Release of "Arthur Cleary"

My short story "Arthur Cleary" has been released today by Musa Publishing in their Erato (LGBT) imprint! It's available on Amazon and at Musa Publishing. Please do check it out and find out what secret Arthur Cleary is keeping. I had a lot fun writing it and hope you'll have fun reading it.


  1. Good luck with the book, Emily.




  2. Tweeted this...much success to u!

  3. Best of luck, Emily! Would like to see the blurb.

    1. Thanks, Vonnie! Here's the blurb:

      Jake McAdams is living a life filled with meaningless sexual encounters and void of any real connections. Stuck in a snow storm, Jake mistakes a private residence for an inn and takes shelter at the beautiful Victorian home.

      Arthur Cleary welcomes the handsome stranger on his doorstep, unwilling to leave him out in the storm. After a night of drink and conversation, Arthur opens up to the younger man in ways he hasn’t in years. But Arthur’s secret past haunts him no matter how warm the present. Is Jake the man who can free him from his ghosts, or is Arthur destined to be forever alone?