Emily Jones is Elle Michael River

writer • storyteller • editor

Emily Jones, writing as Elle Michael River, is a reader, writer, and manuscript surgeon. She is a current MFA student as Southern New Hampshire University and has her BA in English from Thomas Edison State University.

Elle writes contemporary horror, fantasy, and speculative fiction and prefers stories about weird, messy people who make weird, messy mistakes. Her characters tell their own adventures, and they don't always end with happily ever after. Elle also writes candidly about chronic illness, mental health, and LGBT+ advocacy.

Blogs • Web Content • Social Media Content • Articles • Ghost Writing • Short Stories • Novels

As an editor, Elle specializes in sensitivity and character development edits. She's worked as an editor on two novels, various short fiction, and theatrical pieces. Every work begins with a cup of coffee (or three) and an honest chat about the work's vision and voice.

Sensitivity & Content • Character Development • Voice & Tone • Dialogue • Plot • Style & Consistency

Need a writer? An editor? A creative voice? Elle's best work is below. Give it a read and send Elle an email today: emichaelriver@gmail.com

We had a few discussions as she read my book, and I learned that not only was she a serious reader - and writer - but she was very honest and took this business of writing, reading and reviewing seriously. I look forward to working with Elle in the future. I've asked her to help me with my next project. She is smart, thoughtful and honest. You can't ask for more than that.
William Lobb
Author, 'The Third Step'


For I Have Sinned

When Jesus walked into the nuthouse, I knew things were going to get interesting. Our savior wore a gray t-shirt, ripped jeans, and a pair of orange, converse sneakers. An angry red sore oozed over his fat, brown lips, and he had the tell-tale bruising of a black eye almost healed.

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I Do

Isabella was a single white rose in the midst of half a dozen red ones. Held together by pin and lace, like a delicate, porcelain doll. She might melt away should anyone happen to stain crimson wine on her ivory silhouette.

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She not only captured the essence of my novel 'Nights Arose' but translated the thoughts and emotions in the story into a cohesive description for all to read. If you are looking for an honest review and a great blogger of your story Elle is the person to ask.
Andrea Roche
Author, 'Nights Arose'


Don’t Shut the Wardrobe Door

I love to revisit the childhood classics that have shaped my writing and my life. Over the years, I have returned to C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia many times, enjoying the familiar, fantastical world of magic and adventure. But I wasn’t prepared for how different Narnia felt when I wandered through the wardrobe holding my daughter’s hand.

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Elle this review was utterly stunning! Everything from the retell to the praise to the critique. Blew me away. Honestly one of my favorite reviews to date. Thank you for reading and taking the time to write such an eloquent piece.
Jennifer Wilson
Author, 'New World Rising'

Blogs & Reviews

Girl, Wash Your Face

I haven’t read enough self-help books to offer an opinion on the genre, but Girl, Wash Your Face caught my attention because of the controversial reviews and the promise of a “cut-that-shit-out” narrative that would shock me into motivation. It was motivating, but probably not in the way Hollis intended it.

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Mother of Invention

Pregnancy. Science. Conspiracy. Mother of Invention asks us to examine our wombs–are we creators or captives of the future?

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Gaming Mommies

I am a guest blogger for the video game and geek culture website, Gaming Mommies. Check out my articles and retro reviews on their site.

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Turtles All the Way Down

There are those books that grab you by your collar, pull you beneath their pages, and drown you in adventure before you’re fifty words in.

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Living with Porphyria

I wrote a member story for the APF about my experience living with HCP. They published it on their website; I hope my story can show others with chronic illness they are not alone.

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