E.M. MacCallum

If you want something bad enough,
you'll find a way. If not, you'll find an excuse.


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Why I Write? 


I remember the precise moment I decided to be a writer. I was eight years old and I wrote a 100 page story. It consisted of one sentence and a picture per page but the challenge was there. The story ended up being beyond my expectations, and was never published due to a formatting/numbering error which was solely my fault.


After that I'd read Ann Hodgman's "My Babysitter is a Vampire". I loved it so much I wrote my own version (with illustrations. Fancy, right?), then I bound it in duct tape (extra fancy) and presented it to my closest three friends. It was at this point that I started making up my own stories with my own characters, plots, and weirdness. My grandma is quoted asking, "what kind of kid wants a Baby Name Book and file folders for her birthday?" 


One rainy evening, after a long day of  playing in the lake, my cousins wanted to know what I was writing in my scribbler. So, I read the start of my story, "The Seventh Child".  It was upon seeing the hopeful glances, and hearing their suggestions, that I realized I was hooked on storytelling. From that moment I strove to only get better. It hasn't been easy, but it's overwhelmingly rewarding. 


Where I'm Hiding:

Alberta, Canada


Fun Facts:

I still play World of Warcraft and I love levelling. I have a weird obsession with sharks and the ocean in general. I like drawing in my spare time, watching cheesy/funny horror movies. I'm fiercely loyal, honest, and have learned that actions will always speak louder than words.

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