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Forgotten Author of the Week

Emma Bull

Two of Emma’s favorite childhood memories are of typing out nonsense words on her parents’ black Royal manual typewriter, and watching the neighbor mow the lawn. She went to Beloit College, where she majored in English, then moved to Minneapolis, where there are two seasons: Snow removal and road repair. (Or, as it sometimes seems, snow repair and road removal.)

After that, she moved back to her native southern California, where she would’ve driven with the top down if she’d had a convertible. She was a resident of the Republic of Bisbee (AZ) and loved it (except on the few days of the year when there was snow). And now she’s living in Tucson, Arizona, where she would ride the range if she had a pony. But she does have a great cowboy hat.

Although she is mostly an adult fiction writer, Emma has written one picture book The Princess and the Lord of Night and a young adult book, Finder. Her book Bone Dance was nominated for Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Awards and won the Philip K. Dick Award second honors. She has done many short stories and also works on screenplays and essays.

She and her husband, Will Shetterly, are members of the Interstate Writers’ Workshop, aka The Scribblies. Emma and Will conduct writing workshops now and then; they’ve taught in Los Angeles, at Clarion West, the Pima Writers Workshop, and elsewhere.

Emma played guitar and sang in the Flash Girls, a goth-folk duo. She was a member of Cats Laughing, a psychedelic improv folk-jazz band that included Steven Brust, Adam Stemple, Lojo Russo, and Bill Colsher.

http://emmabull.wordpress.com/

1 comments:

Carolyn said...

Bordertown? Border of Fairie and Human worlds? Is taht the one with the character "Florida"? Whos' heir to the elf kingdom - or something like that