Location: New Mexico
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.

My Amazon page for my chick lit/YA:


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Reading Lists

8 Published Works

Featured work.

Paint Me True: Sample Chapters

Social data: 1.2K reads. 68 votes. 2 comments.

Description: 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 about to turn thirty-one and fears her best days are behind her. Soon she'll be too old to ...

Other Works by EmilyMahTippetts.
A Safe Space (Someone Else's Fairytale #2.75)

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

1.5K 27.3K 156

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

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

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

4K 91.1K 495

Kyra Armijo is making a few changes in her life. One of them being, she's no longer going to give it up ...

Love in Darkness (Castles on the Sand 2)

Love in Darkness (Castles on the Sand 2)

1.1K 26.4K 161

The sequel to Castles On The Sand

Castles on the Sand

Castles on the Sand

6.6K 667K 666

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

archerywithapen posted a message

hey emily! thanks for telling my brother about this site! it is amazing!

April_babyboo posted a message

Hey Emily. Just wanna say I love your stories and they are absolutely amazing. Thank you so much!!

EmilyMahTippetts posted a message

Okay, it's shout out time again!

First is @_Exhausted_. Check out her story here: http://www.wattpad.com/story/19471719-made-in-france

And then we've got @Shakirah480. Her link is: http://www.wattpad.com/story/22065679-fairy-tale-dream

Last but not least is @apollo11joe, who has a couple of works up here: http://www.wattpad.com/user/apollo11joe

If you want me to boost links to your stories, please just message them to me. Note - I wish I could read all of these, but I can't :-( So I often can't tell you much about them, other than that they are by my followers, who are all awesome.

northofinfinity posted a message

I respect you and your writing and your stories so much because they are absolutely amazing