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....
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Simon is what anyone would call a nice young man. In fact, for someone who is half Fée, his desire to find the right girl, settle down, and start a family makes him freakishly square. […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 Thronesabout "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 authorabout "The Portrait of Geraldine Germaine"
“The Portrait of Géraldine Germaine” captivates by its charm, humor and a slight touch of magic, all wrapped into Epps’ wonderful style. Thoroughly enchanting!
arrowboy, Amazon reviewerabout "The Portrait of Geraldine Germaine"
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 reviewerabout "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, authorabout "The Interpreter's Tale"
…[W]hat really makes this story stand out is the quality of the writing. Epps has a clear, lyrical style that presents simple scenes with deep power. More importantly, she does an excellent job at drawing, clear, flawed, but sympathetic characters.
J. S. Bangs, authorabout "You Made My Heart a Hunter"
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