About Me

me in 2012

me in 2012

written 2/12/12

I’m an author. I have been for years, but only recently can I say, ‘why yes, I am/will be published,’ which is what people think first when you say you’re an author. But anyone who writes is an author, whether the world has recognized it or not yet.

I’m in my early thirties, though I can probably pass for mid-twenties if not college-aged. That’s pretty awesome. I’m a teacher which is a newer development in my life. I teach both Literature and Theatre. It’s my first year as a full-time instructor, so I’m more than busy with grading and prepping and fending off my students’ apathy.

I have a dog. Marjorie or Margie. She’ll probably get her own page eventually because I think despite my attempts, I’m becoming one of those pet owners. I got her when I shouldn’t have been able to support another living thing, barely could support myself. But she’s mine and puts up with me and it’s pretty nice to come home to someone so excited to see you.

Other likes: tea, steampunk jewelry, pocket watches, vests, Lucky Charms, books (shocking), Mumford & Sons, boots, The Beatles, North and South (BBC miniseries), Lord Peter Wimsey, stationery, pens, pencils, Toblerone, toffee sponge pudding, England, bookstores, baking, winter, fall, scarves, zippo lighters.

 

Newer Picture with the new hair:

author-photo-by-sarah-nixon

Official Biography

E.C. Newman is a storyteller at heart. Born and raised wherever the military sent her family, she never found a direction for her writing until she found herself in Ancient History her freshman year of college, desperate to stay awake. Bringing stories alive in FanFiction, poetry, and original work gave E. C. the distraction she needed and the confidence to add a Writing Major to her bachelor’s degree. After a stint in acting school in Los Angeles, she gained a MA in Writing for Young People from Bath Spa University in Bath, England.

 

E.C. currently lives in Georgia with her dog of indeterminate breed, where she teaches high school English and assistant directs in the theatre. She can’t help but find it hilarious that she’s now teaching how to write an essay when she so hated them as a student herself. In her spare time, E. C. reads too much, watches too much, and laughs just enough. She actively avoids growing up by writing stories about high school and the trials and triumphs that accompany it.

12 thoughts on “About Me

  1. There you are! I was going to the link ecn which doesn’t exist anymore. Nice blog…a writer! I can’t wait to come back and….read!! Thanks for your great comments…elisa

  2. It’s currently 3:05 AM where I am, and I just read Phase in 4 hours an am going to bed deeply depressed I am not a shifter. Also, i cannot wait for the next one! I could write endlessly about how great this was, but it’s quite late and I plan on sleeping my wolf-less life away so I’ll leave it at this: Thank you. It’s books like these that enable me admit I love reading!

  3. I just finished Phase. I spent all night reading it. I honestly didn’t think it would be something I could get into, but I couldn’t put it down. It’s one of those books that leaves you wishing more than anything that this was your life or that you were one of the mythical creatures you could only wish were real. I would definitely recommend it to any of my friends, it’s become one of my favorite books. Their high school sounds like it was based off Mcminn County High, no windows except in the cafeteria and on the doors, designated halls based on subject, and the GTV like Tribe TV. Thanks so much for giving me this book. Looking forward to a series about the shifters!

    • Kimberly, I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Good eye, btw, it is McMinn County High School. I went there back in the 90s and was even a part of Tribe TV. Means so much that you liked it. Merry Christmas as well!

  4. Hi!
    I don’t know if you got my email a while back, but I just wanted to say hi and that it was a pleasure to meet you at the book fair at Barnes and Noble. I hear you will be at the Teens In Print meeting. Sounds exciting!
    Samantha

  5. Are you ever going to finish the Phase trilogy. It’s been three years. It would be nice to know one way or the other.

    • Yes I am. There have been numerous changes in my life and the lives of the books since I started. I am sorry for that. I’m hopeful that this next year will see more of that world.

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