My name is Emily Jones, writing as Elle Michael River, and I am a writer, a reader, and a manuscript surgeon.
Most days, you’ll find me drinking hazelnut coffee and writing down all the devil’s secrets. They includes more obscenities than my grandmother even knew, but she’s dead now, and I’m sure not going to tell her. Are you?
Sometimes the caffeine kicks in, and I’ll abandon my bucket list to review a good book, write stories about messy, weird people like me, or consider my life choices while sitting at the bottom of this spider-infested, literary rabbit hole. They spiders talk, you know. They’re chatty little assholes.
If my family pries me away from the computer long enough to breathe fresh air, you can find me on a community theatre stage pretending I’m someone who has my life together, playing video games with my daughter, or tempting graduate school deadlines–I live a life of extreme danger, I know.
Want to keep in touch? Send me an email or sign up for my newsletter. I’m wandering through the post-apocalyptic ruins of my debut horror novel, so I could use a friend.
Looking for a writer? A content editor? Someone who can untangle the bed sheets of your sex scenes, inject inflection into your dialogue, or rewire your protagonist’s terrible personality? I’m good at that. Check out my portfolio and then contact me via Upwork or by email. I’d love to chat about your work and help you tell your story with your voice.
Until the next cup of coffee kicks in…