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Name Emily Mah Tippetts
Location New Mexico
Member Since Dec 09, 2011
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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.

About five years ago 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 Alexander McCall Smith, Jasper Fforde, Robin Hobb, Abbi Glines, and I just discovered Emily Bold! There are more good books than I have the time or money to read right now, which means life is very, very good.

My Amazon page for my chick lit/YA:

My Amazon page for my science fiction and fantasy:


Someone Else's Fairytale

Someone Else's Fairytale

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
597,316 reads votes 3,367 comments 552
Love in Darkness (Castles on the Sand 2) - Sample Chapters

Love in Darkness (Castles on the Sand 2) - Sample Chapters

10 parts / 37 pages, updated Aug 07, 2013PGCompleted
The sequel to Castles On The Sand
8,257 reads votes 259 comments 27
Nobody's Damsel - Sample chapters

Nobody's Damsel - Sample chapters

12 parts / 38 pages, updated Mar 09, 2013PG-13Completed
This book is for sale on Amazon ( and all other major online vendors. The paperback is orderable through any bookstore.
45,206 reads votes 387 comments 90
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
510,025 reads votes 4,216 comments 284
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
347 reads votes 8 comments 4

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