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Em J. Knowles ~ Emma Wilde

Writer's Digest Award Winning Author

Em J. Knowles, aka Emma Wilde

is a short romance writer and seeker of love.

Having traveled the world, Em has fallen in and out of love on a

train headed for Amsterdam,

has let go of her first love on a cruise ship

sailing over the Mediterranean,

and been struck by the hypnotic love of an

American rockstar.

She believes love can change the trajectory of a person’s life

whether we live in or out of that love.

Because Em has experienced all love has to give,

she wants to pass on that feeling to her readers.

A native Mainer and currently a Louisiana transplant,

Em spends her time reading and writing, practicing yoga, creating art,

traveling, and most importantly loving her family. 



         2019- Present     Post-Master’s coursework | Harvard University | Cambridge, Massachusetts


         2014                    Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing | University of Southern Maine at Stonecoast | Portland, Maine


         1999                    Bachelor of Arts in Education and Liberal Studies | College of St. Joseph | Rutland, Vermont




         2014-Present     Writer, Digital Artist, Teacher, and Writing Coach | Caribou, Maine and Lake Charles, Louisiana


         2018-2019          Composition and Rhetoric Instructor Instructor | Northern Maine Community College | Presque Isle, Maine


         2016-2018          Composition and Rhetoric, Literature, and Communications Instructor | Husson University | Bangor, Maine





                            2024 Under the Banyan Tree: A Short Romance


                            2023 Everything in Between: A Short Romance


                            2022 Women’s Surf Style Magazine: Emily Knowles Artist Profile


                            2015 Washington Post: Dear Stores, What about the Boys?


                            2014 Stonecoast Lines: Excerpt from Moonshine River




                           2022 Multiple paintings appeared | Womens Surf Style Magazine


                           2021 Light in the Barrel featured | Canada’s Leveling Up


                           2021 His Hand appeared | Beyond Words Literary Magazine


                           2021 Work featured at Wintergreen Arts Center | Presque Isle, Maine


                           2020 His Hand appeared | Archetype


                           2020 His Hand appeared | Ekphrastic Review


                           2020 His Hand and Lilacs chosen for Art and Words | Austen, Texas


          Gallery Presentation


                           2021 Work featured at Wintergreen Arts Center | Presque Isle, Maine





                           2023 Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Award-Romance | 1st Place

                           2021 NYC Short Screenplay Challenge | Placed in 3 of 4 advancing rounds


                           2021 Gutsy Great Novelist Page One Contest | Honorable Mention


                          2018 The Olive Woolley Burt Awards | 3rd Place Winner

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