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 have been 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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  • Location:
    New Mexico
  • Joined:
    3 years ago

Reading Lists

10 Published Works

Featured work.

Winged Riders, Episode 1

Social data: 542 reads. 44 votes. 14 comments.

Description: Okay, here's the rough draft of the first episode of my fantasy serial. I'll be uploading a little bit at a time, and I need your feedback. Most of you guys know me well enough to know I've got a thick skin, so be honest even when you're critical. I...


Other Works by EmilyMahTippetts.
The Hunt for the Big Bad Wolf

The Hunt for the Big Bad Wolf

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This is not the final draft, so if you are reading this before December 10, 2014, feel free to suggest c...

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

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

84.4K 3.5K 255

If you haven't read Break It Up, this does have some spoilers in it. Everyone needs a safe space. For...

Paint Me True: Sample Chapters

Paint Me True: Sample Chapters

5.7K 177 17

I will upload a chapter a day until I have a good sample up, and then I'll upload the rest once the book...

Castles on the Sand

Castles on the Sand

725K 7.6K 746

"A fast-paced blend of high-stakes drama and average teenage concerns (sex, appearance, friends), capped...

I just started a book based on my personal romance as a 15 year old. If you could read the first chapter it would mean a lot to me. It's called ( Summers Boy )
Hi! I absolutely love your story. If it's not to much trouble, it would mean the world to me if you could read the first chapter of my book. I know you probably have better things to do, but if you do find the time I would really appreciate it :).