My name's Emily Mah Tippetts, and I write new adult romance as E.M. Tippetts. My most recent books are Someone Else's Fairytale, its sequel, Nobody's Damsel, and Castles on the Sand, which is actually YA, but its sequel will be NA. To date, Fairytale - which is about a woman who has no time for fairytales, yet catches the eye of a Hollywood A-lister - has been my best seller and has even been as high as the top 100 Kindle books on Amazon.
I got my start in writing science fiction short stories, which I still write under the name Emily Mah, and am a graduate of the Clarion West Workshop for Science Fiction and Fantasy and the Viable Paradise workshop. For ten years I was also a member of Critical Mass, an invitation only writer's group in my home state of New Mexico.
In my old day job, I was a lawyer who specialized in real estate, contracts, and writing wills and trusts. Towards the end of that career I had a lot of writers as clients, so I drafted a lot of literary estate plans. While I don't currently keep an active license, my law school education is a major asset that allows me to evaluate my own contracts and draft contract forms for new types of publishing deals. The most striking example is the indi e translation agreement I developed with Michael Drecker, who then went on to translate Fairytale into German. As a result, the German Fairytale currently outsells the English one.
These days I live in London with my family and also design jewelry on the side. Feel free to ask me anything about my books, my jobs, or my life. I look forward to talking to everyone!
The link to the Q&A, again, is here. Come on over!