Author Archives: Emily

Should there be a “Great Sex Writing” award?

Vice’s Broadly has a piece about the Literary Review’s annual Bad Sex in Fiction award, which includes the remarkable tidbit that another literary magazine is considering a GOOD sex writing award: This year The Erotic Review, another U.K. literary review magazine, said they would start a good sex award, an initiative that various reviews and critics […]

my four “desperate measures” reads

For those of you who may be, for whatever reason, experiencing something like a pit of despair at the moment, I’d like to offer two things: First, this thing I wrote on Medium called “Despair… and Its Cure.” The tl;dr is”   Grief, sadness, despair — this is the BAT SIGNAL of your emotional life. It is […]

want more female protagonists? read romance.

Jo Eberhardt writes at WriterUnboxed about the “trouble with female protagonists” – spoiler: the trouble is “There aren’t enough of them.” Indeed, even though she had made a concerted effort to include books with girl heroes in her sons’ collection, when she actually made an inventory, she found that just 27% of them had girls […]

the two best ways to spend your book birthday

Today is the day that How Not to Fall is available (a | bn | ib | iB | gp), and I am genuinely thrilled. I am also profoundly Feelsy, because I know not everyone will love it, and some of the people who don’t love it will take delight in explaining to the internet […]

HOW NOT TO FALL has a cliffhanger ending and lots of sex.

It comes out June 28, and I just want to make sure we’re all clear on these things, before you even read the first word. The sequel, HOW NOT TO LET GO, comes out in December, and it contains Charles and Annie’s happy ending. Please feel free to wait until then and read them both […]

Happy #TowelDay ! (bonus Belhaven series content)

There is a secret hidden in the Belhaven series, and that is that every single major character is a GIANT fan of Douglas Adams. Arrite, maybe it’s not that secret or hidden. Maybe I named my hero – Charles Douglas – after Charles Darwin and Douglas Adams. May 25 is “Towel Day,” a day when […]

How Not to Fall book giveaway!

Just a quickie post, y’all – I’m thrilled to say that Kensington is running a giveaway on Goodreads, giving away TWENTY-FIVE COPIES of How Not to Fall! Click here to enter to win a copy between now and May 18. Share and enjoy!