Emily S.

New York, NY


Swoon editor, IT girl, customer service representative, Small Council member, the-one-who-makes-the-coffee-but-mostly-just-on-Monday-and-sometimes-Thursday, etc.

Favorite Quotes

"Not all who wander are lost." ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Favorite Genres

Most Recent Blog Posts

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Swoon Author Kate Evangelista: Writing Quirks

I have been thinking about writing quirks of late. Over the years, I have been asked “What is my writing quirk?” many times. Problem is, I’ve never known how to answer this question properly. Mostly I would say that I need a bottle of water with me while I write. But that doesn’t sound quirky at all, now ... Read More


No Love Allowed, quirk, writing, funny, No Holding Back, Swoon Reads, habits, Kate Evangelista, author, writers
Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Writing Prompt: Character Playlists

When it comes to my own for-funsies writing, there are two things that are guaranteed to happen at some point: Ten minutes in I will get distracted by a shiny object or something and wander away for about three weeks, and also I will create an iTunes playlist for my main character(s). I get the biggest kick (not to ... Read More


book, Emily S., Inspiration, love, Music, prompt, romance, song, Story, swoonworthy inspirations, writing, writing prompt
Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Writing Prompt: StumbleUpon a Story

I love the idea of “random,” that there is in fact no rhyme or reason to the universe sometimes. As my favorite quote (and my Twitter profile) says, “The world is only confusing if you believe it has to make sense in the first place.” I don’t remember where I got that quote. I probably found it randomly on ... Read More


creative, generator, Inspiration, prompt, random, StumbleUpon, swoonworthy inspirations, writing, writing prompts
Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Bad Boys vs. Just Jerks

We need to talk about boys. But first, we need to talk about bees. Yes, bees. Firstly, because it allows me to suavely slip in this totally-relevant-so-shush gif from Supernatural with little to no context… And secondly, because bees suddenly made me realize why I like some characters and others not so much. Specifically, why I LOVE me a bad ... Read More


good, characters, jerk, line, Love in Pop Culture, Writing Wisdom, moral event horizon, Reading Room, romance, versus, villain, Books, vs., love, writing, Emily S., bad boy, evil