Em - The Writer
My pen name is derived from my “mom” Emma and my dad Lee (Leigh)
Values: hard work, patience, justice, loyalty, intelligence, creativity, leadership, ambition, and resourcefulness.
Is there anything, you as readers of this, should know?
– I’ve been reading since I was about four; writing since the second grade. My main motivation to write has been my 7th grade English teacher, Leslie Marlar
Fun fact: I’m bilingual. I speak Spanish and English. By the time I’m done with school, I will have a total of seven years of Spanish.
Most bizarre dream?
– It would have to be when I dreamt I came home from college; my dad had told me he was dating someone; I came home, went to church and saw my English teacher at the church. My dad gave me a hug and proceeded to steer me into the direction of Mrs. Marlar. Later that week, he proposed. I left for college the very next day.
What novels have I done?
– Baby Mine
– Illegal Religion
Best writing advice?
– Just keep writing; you are your own worst critic. The worse the story seems to you; the better it is when people read it.
Views on Religion
I believe in God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross, was buried in the grave and rose again the third day. One day I’ll go to Heaven and live with him there.
You’ll get through it. Whatever the heartbreak and the hurt and however consuming and painful everything feels, you’ll get through it. You have before, and you will again. You’re so strong- after everything you’ve face in life you’re still fighting and your beautiful soul is conquering every fear and heartbreak you have. You’ve got this, a million percent. You can do this, you can push through. Always keep going babe, even when it hurts and things seem impossible and it would be so much easier to just give up. Always keep going because however dark things may seem, the sun will always rise and there will always be another reason to keep fighting. Believe in yourself beautiful, you’ve overcome so much, you deserve to have some faith in yourself. Give yourself some slack because you’re trying your best and you keep getting up and you keep going and it may not be perfect but it’s enough. You’re always enough there are people, even strangers like me, that care and love you, don’t you ever forget about that.