April 28, 2019

In preparation for the newest release I have coming out - I'm hosting a HUGE giveaway! But first, let's talk about the circus. <3 

Cirque de la Lune, the novella starting off this new series, is exclusive to the Cursed Lands Boxed Set! This story follows the Ringmaster and how he acquired the circus in the first place! 

His name is Frank Fairwell. He's an unlucky man in a lucky situation, who has been trying desperately to find himself in this crazy world. 

Her name is Evelyn the Fire Eater, but she can actually set herself on fire. The circus she performs in is very different fr...

March 14, 2019

Editing. 

The bane of every author's existence. 

I can hear their screams in the night, shouting "I don't wanna". I certainly don't! Editing is the worst part of writing and the best at the same time. 

So let's say it together. 

You will get through this. It is making your book better. Don't take things so personally. 

That's your new mantra. 

But I will advise, make sure you get a lot of alcohol to get you through this, or whatever vice you have because the editing process is going to be painful and it's going to suck. There's no getting around that. It's going to eat at your insid...

February 14, 2019

Here's the deal. 

You want to write? 

There's only one thing that you cannot, under any circumstances, ever forget. 

You have to write to do that. 

SHOCKER, I know, but there's going to be a lot of points where you want to stop. You'll get tired one night, the rest of the world is going to press down on you, family, friends, relationships, those all have to come first of course. But they can't impact your writing to a point where you just... stop. 

Believe me. I've been there. It's a shitty point to realize you haven't written anything in two weeks and deadlines are breathing down...

February 7, 2019

The holy grail of all writing topics. How to write believable, LIKeABLE, characters. 

I mean, we all know I'm not the queen of likeable. I write very very good unlikeable characters, particularly the ones who people want to hate but there's just something under the surface that makes them want to know more. That's my jam. However, I do have character's that everyone loves. 

There is a formula, however, for making characters that people enjoy reading. The worst thing to do is create a character who's just two dimensional. They want A, they do B to get A, and then happily ever aft...

February 1, 2019

We’re so excited to announce the official I ❤️ YA/NA Scavenger Hunt, sponsored by the authors of Cursed Lands, a limited edition Young Adult Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, and Dystopian Collection!

This massive scavenger hunt will be your chance to meet some new YA and NA authors, grab a bunch of free books, and sign up to win a whole bunch of epic prizes! In addition to a $100 grand prize, many of the authors will be offering free books and other prizes!

My name is Emma Hamm! I'm a fantasy romance author, and my book in this set is called Cirque de la Lune! 

 It's a story ab...

January 16, 2019

Publishing is a very strange world in which you're learning as well as actually doing at the same time. Sometimes this will backfire, but in my experience, learn as you go, fix later. 

The biggest thing to tackle is 100% the world you're writing in. There's a thousand different ways to go, and each has it's own nuances. 

Now, I'm not an English Teacher. I'm not someone who has gone to school for this. I don't offer paid for classes. I can only tell you my experiences and what I've learned after writing and publishing 15+ books. 

Take my advice with a grain of salt, and prefe...