Today we'd like to introduce you to Michelle and Emy, who will be posting on Wednesdays and bringing to you fresh publishing tips and news from conferences and around the blogosphere!
Michelle was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and now lives on Long Island with her husband (who was also her high school sweetheart) and their three young sons. Sitting down to write with so much commotion, in her house, proves to be a daily challenge, but somehow she manages to squeeze several productive minutes into each day, even if those minutes are at midnight and her eyelids are threatening a boycott.
When she’s not taking care of business at home she works part-time as a children’s librarian. Next to writing, getting paid to be surrounded by books is a dream come true. She hopes one day to see her name grace the YA stacks next to some of her favorites.
Emy is Biochemistry and English student who spends more time watching Asian dramas and refreshing Twitter than memorizing protein structures. Born and raised in Vietnam, she first learned English through reading YA novels from her school library with a dictionary in hands. When she'd learned enough grammar to not completely butcher the English language, she began writing. And the rest, as they say, is history.
When not studying or procrastinating, Emy writes young adult science fiction with logistically questionable time-traveling.
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