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Friday, March 13, 2015
Post 100: I am Emmarayn Redding
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Hello, my dear readers! We're here at my 100th post, at last! As you can see in the title, my big announcement is my true identity.
For the past few years I've been writing under a pseudonym to protect my identity. But now that I am eighteen, it's time to come out and show my true face.
Some of you may already know me by this name. If you're on a certain beloved forum.... then you've known me for years. :D
But if you know me purely from reading this blog, then let me introduce myself properly.
I am the author of The Quest for the Ivory Sword, book one in the Warriors of Talminia Series. I am also an illustrator, playwright, and a songwriter. It's exciting: now that you know who I really am, I can share my actual works with you, instead of just plain old fanfiction (which I will, of course, still write). I love fanfiction and all, but I never feel I can give my full efforts to it, for fear I'll use up all my good ideas on someone else's story! ;)
Speaking of writing stories, I am soon to release my newest book, The Madman of Elkriahl, an original fairy tale novella. The writing and illustrations are finished, and the book is now in the editing stage. It's nearly ready. As of yet I do not have a release date, but I do think it will be quite soon. Check back here for updates and (soon!) excerpts. XD
Writing is a big part of my life- but a bigger part of my life is my family. My mother is a singer-songwriter, Amy Redding, and my father is a former music teacher, now a pastor. I am the oldest of six siblings, and together we travel with our parents to do concerts in churches and Gospel festivals. It is my family's musical background that inspired me to write songs. I play piano, penny whistle, alto saxophone, and guitar, though I usually only write songs for piano. Music is something I enjoy very much, almost on the same level as writing. :)
After this, I will be changing my blogger name to my real name. But don't worry- the same stuff will still be posted on this blog. Rayne's Comedy Hour, Character Studies, Lessons to be Learned... all that has become traditional here. But now, I'll have the great privilege of sharing my work with you. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I will.
Don't forget to check out my new Facebook page! You'll find more updates on upcoming books and CD's there as well as here.
Thanks for coming, guys! I look forward to sharing with you in the future! :D You're the best!
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-Emmarayn Redding.... a.k.a, RAYNE SPERYLL