Emily Craven

Biography

Author, Editor, Speaker, Emily Craven was first inspired to placed pen to paper when she was in school, starting her first novel at 14. While writing is her passion, Emily, in a moment of delusion, went to university and completed a Bachelor of Space Science and Astrophysics, majoring in geophysics. So technically, she can claim to be an astrophysicist (stars), geophysicist (rocks) and writer (crazy). She writes YA fiction, fantasy and non-fiction, loves chocolate, karaoke, belly dancing, and Star Trek.

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 (check out Imagesforjoy on Instagram).

She is the author of the Grand Adventures of Madeline Cain series, a YA contemporary comedy written as though you're reading the main character's Facebook Page. She also has writers’ guides in editing and publishing for the writers as crazy as her!

THE SERIOUS STUFF

In 2016 she won the QLD Literary Awards Young Writer and Publisher of the Year Award and in 2018 was granted a writer’s residency at the Caetani Cultural Centre in Canada. She was previously the Digital Producer for the Queensland Writers Centre, where she produced online courses for writers, podcasts and educational videos on writing, publishing, and digital experiments. For the past five years she has been the proud CEO, Editor and Publisher at Story City, an innovative locative storytelling app that won the inaugural Brisbane City Council Innovation Award. She now works with councils and other organisations to create interactive, real-life choose-you-adventuress, tour and puzzle trail events, and hire writers and artists across the world to work with her to create these stories.

She's produced several podcasts including the E-Book Revolution podcast where she interviewed various experts in marketing, publishing and transmedia from 2012-2014, and the Priori Podcast, produced in 2015-2016, a serial fantasy fiction podcast produced with semi-professional voice-actors which you can find at www.originalfantasy.com

Feel Free To Contact Emily Online!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmilyCravenAuthor/

Twitter: @TheMadelineCain

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

Where to find Emily Craven online


Where to buy in print


Series

The Grand Adventures of Madeline Cain
"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. What else could await an Australian in the big city but glamour, fun and kickass photo opportunities? All she needs is Facebook to brag to family and friends back home and she’s set. Right? Right?? Not quite. From the moment she’s forced to make ends meet by accepting a job as a pizza delivery girl chaos becomes a close friend, much to the delight of her growing Facebook followers. As Madeline struggles not to embarrass herself in front of her hot (but taken) neighbour, Kevin, she must survive abusive umbrellas, deliveries to cross-dressing dwarfs, and completely unwarranted FBI questioning. Written as though you are reading Madeline’s Facebook page, ‘The Grand Adventures of Madeline Cain’ is a new adult tale that will leave you in stitches.

Books

The Original Fantasy: A Practical Guide to Writing Genre
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 41,600. Language: Australian English. Published: May 24, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Literacy, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Literacy
So you’ve finished your genre novel and it is Frankenstein’s monster. Don’t Panic! Whether you write fantasy, science-fiction, crime, thriller, YA or chick-lit, this humorous and helpful guide will hone your skills and lead you through the quagmire of writing original fiction. Emily Craven details the lessons she learnt during her twelve-month mentorship with award-winning author Isobelle Carmody
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: 176,910. 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: 50,020. 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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