Hello! My name is E. M. Epps (please call me Emma). I write fantasy and science fiction that is 100% guaranteed not to contain vampires, werewolves, were-anythings, dwarves, evil stepmothers, teenage love triangles, Chosen Ones, epic battles between Good and Evil, or multi-book story arcs for which you will have to wait years to find out the ending. Those can all be wonderful (well, except for the unfinished series thing); they're just not what I do.

So what's left, you ask? Spaceships and sorcerers! Though not at the same time....

So far.

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Books

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Cold Sandwiches and All: A Romantic Comedy

Rosemary decorates the homes of the capital city’s rich and famous by day and reads trashy novels by night. Between the two—not to mention her extensive previous résumé—she has a finely-honed sense of the absurd. […]

Mrs. Fromish’s Guests

Tired of reading fantasy in which the main character is sixteen? Mrs. Elizabeth Fromish is the heroine for you! You’d think that by age seventy-mumble, even a witch should be able to retire and weed […]

The Interpreter’s Tale: A Word With Too Many Meanings

As a linguist and military interpreter, Eliadmaru Faraa has always been a supporting character in other people’s stories. And so far, that’s been just fine with him: it’s words he loves, not swordplay or affairs […]

The Portrait of Geraldine Germaine

It’s almost the turn of the century in Paris, and Géraldine Germaine is an independent woman. She rides a bicycle, scoffs at the ridiculous fashions in hats, and makes a living (barely) by writing a […]

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You Made My Heart a Hunter

She has the power to change the course of a river with a few lines of song, but she couldn’t save her own husband from his fate. Lhennuen Damaiud, sorceress and priestess, leaves her temple […]

To Hell and Back Again…With a Little White Dog

Geoffrey Keyes has hired magicians Morris and Cathleen Madison to rescue his impetuous stepdaughter Anastasia after her foolhardy trip to Hell goes (rather unsurprisingly) wrong. But there are so many things he doesn’t understand. Why […]

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What Readers are Saying

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a polyglot, The Interpreter’s Tale will introduce you to a fantastical world of intrigue, trouble and tongue-play. If you are a polyglot, you can commiserate with Eliadmaru constantly being the only one in the room who can understand what everyone else is saying. Extremely fun read!

David J. Peterson, creator of the Dothraki language for HBO’s Game of Thrones

about "The Interpreter's Tale"

The humor had me laugh out loud at times and the emotions made me tear up at others, which I love in a book.

Rachel A. Davis, Amazon reviewer

about "The Interpreter's Tale"

A tale well told: an engrossing and unusual spin on the “court intrigue” school of fantasy, enlivened by sharp dialogue, believable characters, and storylines that reward your close attention. Even if fantasy lit is not your thing, the storytelling skill on display here transcends the genre conventions and the writing is beautiful. Not to be missed.

Rob Salkowitz, author

about "The Interpreter's Tale"

A great novelette for a warm summer day read. “The Portrait of Geraldine Germaine” will make your heart sing and cry for happy at the same time. Ms. Epps has a way of taking the reader into a magical place by painting her words into pictures. The reader can see, taste, and smell summer time in Paris.

B. Gill, Amazon reviewer

about "The Portrait of Geraldine Germaine"

I can’t recommend this book highly enough. It really sucked me in and I even had dreams about the characters last night! Can’t wait to read more from this world that she has created.

Bryan R. Terry, Amazon reviewer

about "The Interpreter's Tale"

Il est adorable! This romantic gem of a novelette will please lovers of Amelie and Chocolat. As vibrant as a freshly cut rose!

Celeste Bradley, New York Times bestselling author

about "The Portrait of Geraldine Germaine"

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