Emily Craven

Biography

Emily Craven was first inspired to placed pen to paper when she was 12, after she learnt her favourite author, Isobelle Carmody, began her first novel at 14. Emily finished the first draft of her fantasy and travel novel manuscripts while completing a Bachelor of Science (Space Science and Astrophysics) at the University of Adelaide. So technically, she can claim to be an astrophysicist (stars), geophysicist (rocks) and writer (crazy). She writes YA fiction, Fantasy and non-fiction.

Emily lives in Australia and yes, back when she was a teenager her high school had its own herd of Kangaroos. She's been to almost every continent (Africa being her weakness in continent-domination) and has the pretty photographs to prove it (though probably less professional then Madeline Cain...).

In 2010 Emily decided life wasn't interesting enough and decided trying to write a novel in a month. Definitely not insane enough to try writing a fantasy novel, she chose to do a comedy based in Facebook. She created a Facebook event and threw her plot line to the winds, asking her assortment of friends to give her their best ideas, which included chameleons, umbrella's called Laani, triplets, a transvestite dwarf book club and a group of disturbed university students. Emily sites November 2010 as the only month she could legitimately claim her hours on Facebook as "research".

An avid traveller and amateur photographer, Emily has travelled to New York City twice and plans to go back at least a dozen times more. All the photographs in this novel are taken by her.

She plans to take Madeline all around the world, so stay tuned for the next Grand Adventure!

THE SERIOUS STUFF

Emily is an author, speaker, innovator and the creator of the Story City GPS app which allows you to take part in a real-life choose your own adventure. Emily was the first person in the world to create real-life choose your own adventures and is the winner of the Brisbane City Council Innovation Award for her innovative storytelling projects.

Emily has spoken to teenagers and teachers across Australia (keynotes, workshops and masterclasses) on ebooks, digital and multimedia storytelling and is the digital writer in residence at Brisbane State High School. She also on occasion podcasts her work; her latest is The Priori Podcast, a YA fantasy novel released a chapter a week on her website and iTunes (available at www.originalfantasy.com).

She was previously the Digital Producer for if:book Australia (The institute for the future of the book) and QLD Writers Centre and has been featured in Money Magazine, Channel 7’s ‘The Great South East’ and in various Courier Mail articles. You can find out more about her as an author at her E-book Revolution website.

Feel Free To Contact Emily Online!

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GrandAdventuresOfMadelineCain

Twitter: @TheMadelineCain

Blog: http://originalfantasy.com, http://ebookrevolution.com.au

Where to find Emily Craven online


Where to buy in print


Books

Madeline Cain: The Adventure Begins
Price: Free! Words: 48,760. Language: Australian English. Published: December 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Life after high-school is looming and Madeline Cain is freaking out. Everyone has an opinion on what she should do with her life but her. What sane person decides the rest of their life at 17? When Madeline gets caught ‘playing games’ rather than taking her future ‘seriously’, reality comes crashing down. Will Maddie find the career of her dreams? Or is she doomed to spend her life adventure-less?
The Grand Adventures of Madeline Cain Box Set
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 176,780. Language: Australian English. Published: December 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
This box set contains books 1 & 2 of The Grand Adventures of Madeline Cain series: 'The Grand Adventures of Madeline Cain' and 'Madeline Cain: Adventures in Fashion'. Madeline Cain believes she's made it, until her breakthrough trip to NYC goes completely haywire... Written as though you're reading Madeline’s Facebook page, this is a modern, new adult tale that will leave you in stitches...
Madeline Cain: Adventures In Fashion
Series: The Grand Adventures of Madeline Cain, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 122,600. Language: Australian English. Published: December 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Madeline is back for Book 2 of the fun-loving, new adult series, The Grand Adventures Of Madeline Cain. Madeline Cain's idols have dropped a bombshell - she needs to pick a specialisation before the year is out or risk losing the career of her dreams. The problem? She's about as sure of her photographic passion as a hiker is of outrunning a bear. *Special Pre-order price until 29th Dec release.*
Jake's Page: A Short Story And Play
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,190. Language: Australian English. Published: November 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Plays » Women Authors
Jake's Page is a comic yet heart-breaking tale of a young type 1 diabetic, and his Facebook Page, told through status updates, Facebook notes, and Facebook personal messages. This e-book presents the tale as both an short story, and a play.
The Grand Adventures of Madeline Cain: Photographer Extraordinaire
Series: The Grand Adventures of Madeline Cain, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,060. Language: Australian English. Published: March 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
"The problem with Facebook is, you can't fail at life in private." Madeline Cain has made it! A New York City adventure and acceptance into a world famous photography school in Greenwich Village. All she needs is a job and she’s set. Right? Wrong. Oh so wrong. Written as though you're reading Madeline’s Facebook page, this is a modern, new adult tale that will leave you in stitches
E-book Revolution: The Ultimate Guide To E-Book Success
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 49,990. Language: Australian English. Published: January 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts
There is no use kicking and screaming like a 2 year old in the throes of a marathon tantrum – the e-book revolution is here to stay, for better or worse. E-book Revolution demonstrates how to take those critical first steps to e-book success and covers everything you need to know about the e-book revolution, readying and formatting your manuscript for sale, and marketing your work to the world.

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