About: Emlyn

Writer and book publicist. Emlyn Chand loves to hear and tell stories and emerged from the womb with a fountain pen grasped firmly in her left hand (true story)

Recent Posts by Emlyn

Bird Brain Bookaganza: 5 Free eBooks + a Ginormo Giveaway

Hello, all you lovely bird-loving people! As you know, the Bird Brain Book series is growing—and fast! With the launch of Izzy the Inventor, we now have 7 in all with more on the way. WOWZA! Given that there are so many of these so cute books, I think it's high time I found more readers, don't you?

What better way to get people excited than to offer

My 20-Step Foolproof Writing “Process:” You Can Do It Too!

So apparently people are intrigued by my writing process. Let's put that in quotation marks, shall we? "Process." There, that's better.

I've received numerous remarks over the past two years that I'm crazy efficient or write faster than people can think. First of all, thank you! Second, so NOT true. In an effort to decode the mystery, I've decided to write a completely--and perhaps embarrassingly--honest post about my "process."

Review & Giveaway for Mother’s Curse by Thaddeus Nowak

Mother’s Curse is a fantasy novel for reluctant readers of the genre–like me. Usually when reading a fantasy book, I get mired in the world, race, and language-building details and give up before the story even gets started. While Thaddeus Nowak has created a rich world with his Heirs of Cothel series, he never sacrifices character or plot to tedious descriptive narration. I was hooked!

Our hero Stephenie is a strong,

Izzy the Inventor: Release Day & Ducky’s Review

Today's a huge day. My 7th Bird Brain Book is officially here, and it launches my new prehistoric bird trilogy. You heard me right--my love of birds meets everyone's love of dinosaurs for three fun, new kids' books! Izzy the Inventor is about an archaeopteryx (the very first bird) trying to learn how to fly and accidentally making some very cool discoveries along the way. 

To celebrate this momentous occasion,

Finding Favor: A New Take on Jane Austen + Why Ms. Austen Rocks

Today, I've got a whole mess of awesomeness for you with a book review (and recommendation), a giveaway, and a guest post... So read on!


True, it's been awhile since I've indulged, but many of you know I'm a huge fan of the classics. Among my favorites are Les Miserables, Ulysses, Jane Eyre, and Love in the Time of Cholera. I also have a

Open Heart March Giveaway ~ Don’t Miss This Awesome Swag Pack!

I love putting together special swag packs for fans of the Farsighted Series. Last month, we celebrated Farsighted, so naturally, this month it's time to put Open Heart in the spotlight. And, man, let me tell you, this giveaway is so cool. Hmmmm, what will I come up with for Pitch next month? Luckily, I still have time to figure it out. Now, on with this month's giveaway. Let me tell

Bird Brain Book March Giveaway ~ Honey the Hero Autographed Hardcover & Plush Toy

Ready for an amazingly awesome giveaway for the kiddies? Wouldn't it be fun to read a story book while cuddling with your very own stuffed animal version of a character from that story? I think so! That's why this month I'm giving away an autographed hardcover copy of Honey the Hero along with an adorable plush koala bear.

Read on for more details...  

About Honey the

Announcing the BIGGEST giveaway I’ve ever done for fans of Farsighted!

I've been teasing you all about a pretty huge giveaway for a while now. Luring you in with the promise of autographed copies of the entire Farsighted Series (which even includes getting added to a special mailing list to receive yet-to-be-released titles on their publication days). What's more, anyone can win, and any number of people can win: 1, 5, 5,000! Yeah, and that's just the big prize. I have a bunch

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