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E. Kristin Anderson (Emily)
6 December
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  • ekanderson@livejournal.com
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  • emily.kristin.morse@gmail.com
My "real" blog is here: The Hate-Mongering Tart

I grew up in Maine, went to college in Connecticut, live in Brooklyn, NY for two years, then met some boy and moved to Austin, Texas. He's gone, but I like it here, even though they don't have real autumn. Or winter, as far as I can tell. Austin is an amazing community, and I'm so pleased I made an idiot move and wound up in Bat City.

I have two cats, Telemachus and Turkleton. They're really freaking cute.

I worked for a while as an inventory manager in the kids department at a pretty cool bookstore. I loved it. I love children's literature, and I think most of the best stuff is being written for kids right now. I especially love books for teens. I swear this stuff didn't exist when I was in high school.

I'm a poet and young adult novelist, with plenty of credentials in the poetry column and some stuff in the works for YA. I'm currently in the querying process and relishing every minute of it. This flashy magazine mimesis, recently published my first digital chapbook. I'm also a big fan, supporter, and sometimes contributor to Fuselit. Yay!

If you want to ask me about books, writing, Austin, whatever, feel free! I'm a chatty, chatty girl.

30 rock, a map of home, adoration of jenna fox, aeneid, alias, all families are psychotic, america's next top model, amy winehouse, an arsonist's guide, andrew davidson, angel, arielle bryant, baking, bjork, bliss, blogging, bones, brock clarke, brooklyn, buchinmoo, buffy the vampire slayer, can't buy me love, can't hardly wait, cats, cheeseburgers, chocolate, comic books, cookies, crank, criminal minds, csi, csi: new york, culture club, david boreanaz, dexter, diary of a chav, doe deere, dolly parton, donnie darko, douglas coupland, elizabeth bishop, ellen hopkins, fashion, feist, fixer, foo fighters, footloose, fringe, georgia nicolson, ghostbusters, girlfriend in a coma, grace dent, grey's anatomy, hanson, haruki murakami, heroes, heroides, high fidelity, holly black, horror movies, house, hugs, identity, jim white, john carpenter's vampires, john cusack, joss stone, justine larbalestier, kasey chambers, kevin bacon, kids books, lauren myracle, lilo & stitch, lord of the flies, louise gluck, louise rennison, macs, madonna, mail, maine, matthew kneale, metamorphoses, michael jackson, miss wyoming, mixtapes, music, mythbusters, neil gaiman, new york, nick hornby, nintendo, nirvana, norton juster, norwegian wood, old possum's book, ovid, paramore, philip larkin, poetry, poison, pretty boys, queen margot, quills, randa jarrar, reading, sara zarr, saved by the bell, savvy, scott westerfeld, scrubs, sega genesis, seth green, sewing, slap shot, slc punk, spiderwick, sputnik sweetheart, survivor, sweethearts, t.s. eliot, tale of two sisters, texas, the bangles, the breakfast club, the cell, the clash, the gargoyle, the go-go's, the graveyard book, the office, the phantom tollbooth, the ramones, the sandlot, the seas, the spice girls, the x-files, uglies, vintage, violet on the runway, virgil, vita nova, volcano high, washington social club, when we were romans, william golding, william matthews, writing, x-men, ya