From the Author
Whether you've read my books in the past or are still trying to decide whether they're something you'd like to read, I'm glad you're here. It's readers like you that have made all my crazy dreams--you know the ones that everyone said were impossible--come true. You are the ones who keep me writing, keep me inspired, keep me sane. And for that, I owe you a gigantic thank you.
You see, I started writing as a way to feel a little less lonely in this far too impersonal world. Since then, I've made it my mission to write and talk about the issues facing today's youth, the issues that are often overlooked in entertainment because they're conceived as gritty, taboo, or simply "too depressing."
In the Farsighted Series, I tackle topics like racism, self-esteem and eating disorders, physical disabilities, and teen substance abuse.
In the Bird Brain Books, the lessons are far simpler--remember to say thank you when someone does something nice for you, know that who you are is what makes you special rather than what you look like, appreciate love, friendship, and beauty where ever you can find it.
I've connected with some amazing people who share my same outlook on today's literary landscape, and I've made fantastic friends in the process. At the end of the day, I love hearing from people who've read my books, and I welcome emails, Facebook messages, tweets--any way you'd like to get in touch with me, it just makes my day.
Every now and then, I like to reach out to readers with free Advance Review Copies or other giveaways on my site, and I'm planning to do so much more of that in 2013. To keep up with these opportunities, please come on over and subscribe to my newsletter at EmlynChand.com/contact.
You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or find me on Facebook, Twitter, or GoodReads. I look forward to hearing from you!
About the Author
About the Author: Emlyn Chand emerged from the womb with a fountain pen clutched in her left hand-and that's totally a true story.
When she's not writing, Emlyn runs a large book club in Ann Arbor and serves as the president of Novel Publicity. She
also writes Young Adult novels, so remember her when you're all grown-up and looking for something new to read!About the Illustrator:
Noelle Giffin is an illustrator currently residing in sunny Los Angeles. She loves drawing fantasy worlds, fun characters, and, of course, cute, fat little animals! When she isn't cooing over the latest adorable animal she's seen, she likes to sleep, play board games with friends, and read and write comics.