Emily Martin

Emily has a PhD in English from the University of Southern Mississippi, MS, and she has an MFA in Creative Writing from GCSU in Milledgeville, GA, home of Flannery O’Connor. She spends her free time reading, watching horror movies and musicals, cuddling cats, Instagramming pictures of cats, and blogging/podcasting about books with the ladies over at #BookSquadGoals (www.booksquadgoals.com). She can be reached at emily.ecm@gmail.com.

I Swapped My Phone Screen Time for Reading Time

Do you find yourself on your phone when you meant to read? Me too. Here's what happened when I swapped screen time for books for a week.

How to Write A Book in 30 Days (Even if You’ve Never Written Anything Before)

National Novel Writing Month approaches! If you want to try your hand at writing a novel in a month, here's how to get started.

Truly Terrifying Books for Fearless Middle Grade Readers

The 20 Best Book Club Books For 2021

What are the best book club books for 2021? We’ve got 20 of ’em, including books like Beautiful World, Where Are You?

Are You Laughing or Screaming? Horror Comedy Books Will Make You Do Both

Horror comedy books have the power to make you scream and make you laugh. Read on for some of the best horror comedy books out there, including Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero.

9 of the Best Recent Vampire Reads

While vampires have been around for centuries, authors keep finding new ways to reinvent vampire tropes to keep the concept fresh.

New Horror Novels: 18 Books to Keep You Scared in 2021

2021 has been a killer year for new horror novels. Whether you prefer supernatural scares, like Summer Sons by Lee Mandelo, or thrilling slasher stories, like My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones, find your next read.

Hey, It’s OK If You Don’t Like to Read

It really is okay if you just don't like to read, no matter what anybody tells you.

Pick A Horror Movie, Get A Horror Novel

Horror fans can get the perfect reading recommendation with this quiz that pairs horror movies with your next favorite horror read.

8 Horror Books About Witches That Are Truly Scary

Witches can be fun and magical, and they can be downright scary. These horror books about witches, including Bad Witch Burning, are the former.

9 Books Like VERITY by Colleen Hoover

Here are nine of the best dark and twisty books like Verity by Colleen Hoover to help get you over your post-Verity book hangover, including Untamed Shore.

What You Should Know About The Brontës: 10 Facts About The Most Interesting Literary Family

There's probably plenty about literature's most interesting family that you don't yet know. And I'm here to tell you about the Brontës.

9 of the Best Summer 2021 Thrillers

if you love curling up with a chilling thriller in the heat of summer, you're not alone. And the thrillers coming out in summer 2021 do not disappoint.

Quiz: Survive A Day at the Office, and We’ll Give You A Novel Set in an Office to Read

Tell us how you make it through your work day. And we'll give you a novel set in an office that's perfect for you.

8 Unconventional Romantic Reads Like Netflix’s SEXY BEASTS

If you love a dating show that's also a social experiment, get into these romantic reads like Netflix's new show SEXY BEASTS.