Status: Sample chapters of A Safe Space are now up on Wattpad. Next I'll upload the rest of Love in Darkness. (3 weeks ago)


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.

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.

My Amazon page for my chick lit/YA:

My Amazon page for my science fiction and fantasy:


A Safe Space (Someone Else's Fairytale 2.75)

A Safe Space (Someone Else's Fairytale 2.75)

10 parts / 29 pages, updated Jul 31, 2014PG
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
3,193 reads votes 166 comments 25
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
20,026 reads votes 847 comments 151
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
62,974 reads votes 2,817 comments 447
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.
132,803 reads votes 3,966 comments 408
Someone Else's Fairytale

Someone Else's Fairytale

ChickLit #38 / Romance #168
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
1,413,935 reads votes 22,701 comments 3,102
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
640,072 reads votes 6,031 comments 634
Coyote Discovers Mars

Coyote Discovers Mars

Science Fiction #861
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
622 reads votes 14 comments 8

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Yeah, A Safe Space is a very different book - more of a romance. The third book is called The Hunt for the Big Bad Wolf.
Nobody's Damsel (Someone El...

They're coming!
Someone Else's Fairytale

Me too, when he's not being a jerk, lol!
A Safe Space (Someone Else'...

Thanks for the lovely note, and for taking the time to read my work!
Break It Up (Someone Else's...

Thank you! Perfect first comment for this page ;-)
Break It Up (Someone Else's...