Author Archives: Emily Ross

About Emily Ross

Emily Ross's YA novel HALF IN LOVE WITH DEATH (Simon & Schuster/ Simon Pulse) was named a finalist for best YA novel in the International Thriller Writers 2016 Thriller Awards. She received a 2014 MCC Artist Fellowship finalist award for fiction. She is currently working on her second novel, The Black Sea. She is the mother of two millennials and lives in Quincy MA with her husband. Find out more at http://www.emilyrosswrites.com/, on instagram (https://www.instagram.com/eross816/) or Twitter (https://twitter.com/emilyross816).

10 Ways to Paint a Portrait With Words

I often struggle with describing my characters. Right now, I’m banging my head against a wall trying to describe a teenage boy who has visions as more than a blond hunk. This is all the more frustrating because my mother…

The Twelve Books of Christmas

Based on a recent tortuous visit to the mall I’d have to say tis the season of babies bawling their eyes out on Santa’s lap. But tis also the season of lists — best of lists, worst of lists, lists…

Why Adults Should Read YA

I was sitting on a crowded beach the other day, when I overheard a 50-something guy say, “Did you know The Way Way Back was filmed in Onset?” The man on the towel next to him replied, “I liked that…

Voice Lessons for Writers

My daughter first sang in public when she was three years old. I can still see her in a dark-flowered dress, fearlessly belting out “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” in a husky voice that someone once referred to as a whiskey…