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Julia Ember
Julia Ember is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Young Adult
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Julia Ember
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Julia Ember lives in Seattle with her wife and their city menagerie of pets with literary names. She has worked as an educator, bookseller, and a wedding cake decorator. Currently, when she isn’t working on her novels, she writes scripts for games.

Julia is the author of THE SEAFARER’S KISS and THE NAVIGATOR’S TOUCH published by Interlude Press, a historical fantasy duology influenced by her graduate work in Medieval Literature at the University of St. Andrews. The Seafarer’s Kiss was a finalist in the Speculative Fiction category of the Bisexual Book Awards and was selected as a 2017 Pride Spotlight title by School Library Journal. Her upcoming standalone YA fantasy novel, RUINSONG, will be published by Macmillan Kids (FSG) in January 2021.

Eric Smith
P.S. Literary

Other Published Works

Ruinsong (Macmillan Kids/FSG, January 2021)
The Navigator's Touch (Interlude Press, September 2018)

Favorite Books

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Timekeeper by Tara Sim
Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

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