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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written three novels entitled Purple Loosestrife, Hoping It Might Be So, and Dark and Bright, all of which are as yet unpublished.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!

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?