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

Books, Geekiness & 42: Interview/Giveaway with Fantasy Author, Ken Floro, III

Come and join me today as I chat with Ken Floro, III--author, father, dreamer, lover (?), and a paragon of geek culture. Seriously, he is uber cool and informed when it comes to almost every aspect of nerdiness (and I say this with the utmost respect). Don't believe me? Then read on for a fun, quirky interview rife with references to this and that and everything in between. You may

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

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For Only $ 1 You Can Change the Publishing Industry!

In publishing, few subjects raise more ire or elicit more distrust than book reviews. The New York Times story “Swarming a Book Online,” says reviews “on Amazon are becoming attack weapons, intended to sink new books as soon as they are published.” Author David Streitfeld writes:

In the biggest, most overt and

Learning to Believe in Happily-Ever-Afters: A Guest Post by… Me?

As many of you know by now, I've fractured myself to create a-whole-nother writerly identity (I think it happened through mitosis or something). Well, today marks the official birth of my romance-writing alter-alias, Darby Davenport, with the launch of her (read: my) first romance novella, Walk Away with Me.

To celebrate, I have two awesome giveaways running on Darby's blog (


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