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Name Emily Mah Tippetts
Location New Mexico
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I'm Emily Mah Tippetts and I've got two versions of my name I write under. Once upon a time I was just plain Emily Mah, and I went to Clarion West Writer's Workshop for Science Fiction and Fantasy. I still love writing in that genre and thus I still do, under that same name. I've sold short stories to magazines and anthologies and was in Critical Mass, an invitation only writer's group in New Mexico, for over a decade. You'll see my name in a lot of acknowledgments of science fiction books. S.M. Stirling made me the Premier of part of Canada in one of his books. I also introduced the two guys who write together under the name, James SA Corey, to each other.

In 2008, I decided to try my hand at romance and chick lit, so I took another version of my name, E.M. Tippetts and sold a novel to a small press. While I ended up splitting with that press, I loved the genre, so when the indie movement got going, I published two more chick lits this way, and much to my surprise, sold three times as many copies as I had through a traditional publisher. 

My favorite authors are too many to name. When I was a kid, it was Orson Scott Card, who has since become a friend and sometimes mentor. These days I read a lot of Susanna Kearsley, Stephanie Burgis, Robin Hobb, Alexander McCall Smith, and Carrie Vaughn. There are more good books than I have the time or money to read right now, which means life is very, very good.

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Paint Me True: Sample Chapters

Paint Me True: Sample Chapters

Spiritual #104
7 parts / 14 pages, updated Aug 29, 2014G
I will upload a chapter a day until I have a good sample up, and then I'll upload the rest once the book is no longer exclusive on Amazon. Eliza Dunmar is ... read more
327 reads votes 17 comments 2
A Safe Space (Someone Else's Fairytale #2.75)

A Safe Space (Someone Else's Fairytale #2.75)

28 parts / 83 pages, updated Aug 21, 2014PGCompleted
If you haven't read Break It Up, this does have some spoilers in it. I will try to upload a chapter a day, but I am in the middle of moving c... read more
22,804 reads votes 1,340 comments 152
Love in Darkness (Castles on the Sand 2)

Love in Darkness (Castles on the Sand 2)

27 parts / 80 pages, updated Jul 24, 2014PGCompleted
The sequel to Castles On The Sand
24,721 reads votes 1,080 comments 157
Break It Up (Someone Else's Fairytale #2.5)

Break It Up (Someone Else's Fairytale #2.5)

26 parts / 74 pages, updated Jul 03, 2014PG-13Completed
Kyra Armijo is making a few changes in her life. One of them being, she's no longer going to give it up to every guy who looks at her twice. An... read more
83,164 reads votes 3,699 comments 481
Nobody's Damsel (Someone Else's Fairytale #2)

Nobody's Damsel (Someone Else's Fairytale #2)

20 parts / 73 pages, updated Jun 07, 2014PG-13Completed
This book is for sale on Amazon ( and all other major online vendors. The paperback is orderable through any bookstore.
152,835 reads votes 4,497 comments 493
Someone Else's Fairytale

Someone Else's Fairytale

ChickLit #98 / Romance #644
34 parts / 102 pages, updated Dec 07, 2013PG-13Completed
Hollywood A-lister, Jason Vanderholt, falls for everygirl, Chloe Winters, who hasn't bothered to see most of his movies. She is the woman every other woman in A... read more
1,577,752 reads votes 25,179 comments 3,625
Castles on the Sand

Castles on the Sand

30 parts / 81 pages, updated Feb 28, 2013PG-13VideoCompleted
"A fast-paced blend of high-stakes drama and average teenage concerns (sex, appearance, friends), capped with a welcome message of hope." ~Kirkus Reviews Th... read more
660,131 reads votes 6,473 comments 662
Coyote Discovers Mars

Coyote Discovers Mars

5 pages, updated Sep 26, 2012GCompleted
I wrote this science fiction story at Clarion West, a workshop for science fiction and fantasy authors. Ellen Datlow was our instructor that week and it was the firs... read more
693 reads votes 15 comments 8

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Lol, read the sentence. "An obvious clue that you hated my lifestyle"
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You talking to Matthew or me?
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Hates him. She's known him during many of his not so great moments.
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I have a friend who does that.
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@sierrrrraa Oh, yeah. She's just really, really nervous.
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