My name is Emily, but if you're looking for my published work, you should Google E. Kristin Anderson. (Ask me and I'll tell you the why-I-need-a-pen-name story.) I write poetry (for everyone) and fiction (for young adults and children) and nonfiction (sometimes). I'm the co-editor of the nonfiction anthology DEAR TEEN ME (Zest Books
, 2012) based on the website DearTeenMe.com
, where authors write letters to their teen selves. I'm an editor at Hunger Mountain
for the Children's & YA section and I blog at EKristinAnderson.com
about books and writing and my bizarro life here in Austin, TX. Recently I joined Yellow Bird Editors
, a group of industry professionals offering editorial, mentoring, and coaching services for professionals as well as beginning writers and teens.
I grew up in Westbrook, Maine and went to Connecticut College in the beautiful New London, CT, and have a fancy-sounding degree in Classics. Once upon a time I lived in Brooklyn and worked at The New Yorker magazine and sometimes I have dreams that I have to go into the office and make the magazine and can't remember how. ATX, though? It's a great home. I can often be found at Texas DevMeets trying to be louder than `StJoan
and failing. Sometimes I sew my own clothes and make things with my hands, but I use too many shortcuts to be a pro. And I like to take photographs with toy and vintage cameras. Don't listen to anyone who says watching television will rot your brain -- some of my best ideas have come from TV.
Scroll down for a list of upcoming events and information on my editorial and coaching services.