My name is Emma Hamm and I am an author.
Those are words I never thought I would say. I am one of the lucky ones that forced the rambunctious thoughts in my head into a storyline that I then uploaded onto the internet and hoped other people would like. Somehow, you have found your way onto my website because you did (or did not) like what I wrote. Either way, I’m thankful that you clicked that link that brought you to reading a little bit more about me.
I am from a very small rural town in Maine. I grew up amid blueberry fields, a farm full of animals, and surrounded by family. It was one of the best ways for a child to grow up. Horses blew puffs of sweet smelling breath in my hair, goats teased me until I giggled, and someone who loved me was always there to pick me up when I fell. I am truly blessed to have grown up in such a fashion.
The love of creative story telling started when I was very young. I used to “act out” the way a story should have gone and argued with my mother constantly about the endings of movies. I wrote a little bit, and eventually found myself in the online writing community. My love of characters blossomed and grew thanks to the ever vigilante parents who convinced me that imagination was one of the greatest gifts of the human mind. I wrote, I created, I read as many books as I could next to the fireplace.
“She’s…just a girl, you know. Like most girls: something and nothing.”
- Clive Barker – The Abarat
Choosing to write a book was one of the hardest and easiest things I have ever done. I wrote my first book because I had hit a wall. Writing with friends had no longer satisfied my need to create, and I worried that if I didn’t try to write a book I never would. Suddenly, within a year of working on a Beauty and the Beast inspired story, I was a self published author.
I am inspired by the works of authors like Clive Barker, Mark Danielewski, Patricia Briggs, Clare B. Dunkle, and so many more. This site is meant to be a connection between me, the people who read my books, and the people who I admire. You may post on anything that I post on this site and I will enjoy hearing from you!
Thank you all for your support, love, and kindness.