About Emi

Want an autograph?

Want an autograph?

There are two (or more!) ways to get an autograph from me! Way 1: On your eReader! Way 2: In your email! Way 3: I’ll sign a book .. that just takes a little more coordination. For the quick and easy way to get one, […]

Wheee! I won Nano! How about you?

Wheee! I won Nano! How about you?

This is my fourth attempt and fourth ‘win’. What do I win? Oh just the pride of writing 50,000 words in 30 days. Yup. That’s all. ::grin:: And a cool certificate. How’d you do this Nano November?

The Next Big Thing … is that you? It could be … better check this list!

The Next Big Thing … is that you? It could be … better check this list!

Dirty, rotten scoundrel — I mean, great friend, Julie Reece 😉 — tagged me to take part in “The Next Big Thing” and answer ten questions about my current work in progress, so here I go … 1. What is the working title of your […]

If you had a million dollars to GIVE AWAY … who would get it? #giveaway

If you had a million dollars to GIVE AWAY … who would get it? #giveaway

Thank you, up front, to I’m a reader, not a writer, Reading Away the Days and Reading a Little Bit of Everything for hosting this awesome hop! No, I don’t have a million dollars to give away. Man! I wish I did! In fact, when […]

If you could be any supernatural creature … any … what would you be? #Tag

If you could be any supernatural creature … any … what would you be? #Tag

So last week, the illustrious Jenny Keller Ford tagged me in a post of questions! From her site: The idea is to answer the sender’s 11 questions, then come up with your own 11 questions and pass them along to 11 bloggers. They in turn […]

BIG NEWS! My YA trilogy The 19th Year is coming October 2012!!

BIG NEWS! My YA trilogy The 19th Year is coming October 2012!!

I’m totally stealing the good news from the J. Taylor Publishing blog! Novelist, Emi Gayle, Set To Debut After Dark, the First of a Young Adult Trilogy, In October 2012 Yes! That’s ME!!! Author, Emi Gayle, just wants to be young again. She’s been able […]

Tada! The all new Emi Gayle is here!

Tada! The all new Emi Gayle is here!

Reinventing yourself when you don’t really exist is kinda fun. It means I can be anything I want to be and have! See? Before, I was just a solemn girl at the computer, typing away stories from her teenage years. And then I finished a […]

Too many stories floating through my head

Too many stories floating through my head

I need to stop thinking. That’s what I need to do. Yep. Yep. I just need to shut my brain down and make it stop. I asked my writer buddy to help. She refuses. No way. I ain’t standing in front of that freight train. […]

Follow my writing progress!

Follow my writing progress!

My goal … as I write the Choice Trilogy, is to document my writing process down to the minute detail. Why? Oh … for fun. 🙂 Actually, I want to see what it takes for me to write three stories-that-are-really-one and to plow through with […]

A Merry THANK-YOU to my friends …

A Merry THANK-YOU to my friends …

Many people talk about how writing is a very personal, individual and isolated activity. It keeps them rooted to a laptop, in a world created on their own. A place without the input or camaraderie that comes with team sports or even working in a […]

The challenge of writing first person

The challenge of writing first person

Most would think being able to tell a story using the word ‘I’ would be easy. I’m here to tell you it’s by far a greater challenge (to me) than writing 3rd person. For the last 4 days I have spent an hour or 2 […]

1st, 2nd or 3rd? Nov 1, 2010 = 1st

1st, 2nd or 3rd? Nov 1, 2010 = 1st

No, that wasn’t hard math. 🙂 That was me, saying, which ‘person’ shall I write in? Well … most (not all, but most) Young Adult (YA) novels are written in the 1st person (that means that the narrator can say ‘I’ or ‘Me’). As Aimee […]

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

I find it fun to learn why authors, writers, photographers, actors, actresses, use a pen name and why they chose the one they did. Yes, Emi J. Gayle is a pen name, made from three names. In fact (as my daughters like to say) the […]

My teenage love story – Epilogue

My teenage love story – Epilogue

Don’t all awesome romances have epilogues? Well I love them, so here is mine to Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of My teenage love story! Epilogue He left at the end of his senior year, headed to college, two-hours away. I joined him […]

My teenage love story – Part 3

My teenage love story – Part 3

Read Part 1 or Part 2 of My teenage love story first …. I hung my head as a wave of remorse and embarrassment sent super-heated shivers down my spine. I hadn’t put one bit of thought into my actions, just walked to him with […]

My teenage love story – Part 2

My teenage love story – Part 2

Read My Teenage Love Story Part 1 here. At my whispered announcement into my friends’ ears hours later, they started the second phase of their ‘just pick a guy’ plan. “Just go say ‘hi’,” became their new chorus. I shook my head at them every […]

My teenage love story — Part 1

My teenage love story — Part 1

Want to read my embarrassing moment (at 14 years old) in meeting my now husband (of 16 years)? Here’s your chance! Enjoy! I Pick Him As the only girl in a group of eleven guys, a lot of eyes turned my way. The oboe doesn’t […]

Who am I?

Who am I?

That’s a great question. To better give you a glimpse into my life, I’m answering these quick questions … What is your favorite color? Raspberry. It shows up in all my written works … somewhere. Are you a heavy or light sleeper? Depends. If you […]

Hello, My Name is …

Hello, My Name is …

Hello! My Name is Emi J. Gayle! A first post for yet another writer-author-blogger, right? Yeah, probably, the key is I’m not just any ONE writer-author-blogger, I’m two! And there you go … huh? But that’s okay. Let me explain. So my alter-ego writer-author-blogger is […]