Emlyn Boyd is a half-German, half-Piscataway adoptee with rheumatoid arthritis that leaves her somewhat disabled. She is bisexual and genderfluid, and feels most comfortable with female pronouns. Emlyn studied anthropology in college, but was unable to fulfill her dream of working with street kids because of her health. So, she writes young adult fantasy with an eye for diversity and a splash of sci fi.
She is slightly obsessed with Minecraft.
Her main faults include chain-drinking hot tea and taking too many pictures of her dog.
She is a proud nerd who played the bassoon in high school.
And wielded the piccolo in marching band.
There was a singular year in the high school musical when she had one line every night.
In addition to her husband, her son, and her freckly dog, one source of pride for Emlyn is her massively awesome geeky t-shirt collection. Emlyn feels her shirts show her love of things like Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Divergent, Percy Jackson, Doctor Who, Hunger Games, snarky humor, assorted super heroes, and Outlander.
Future plans include adding a Game of Thrones t-shirt to her stash and finding a smokier lapsang souchong tea.
A Leaf on the Wind (work in progress)
Sixteen year-old Zuri won’t let exile and lupus stop her from learning that freedom is found in choosing her response to injustice. As she risks her life going back to the mainland to save her loved ones, Zuri fears her new freedom means losing what matters most: the family who raised her.