I started out writing YA fiction for Christian girls struggling to live for God during their young adulthood, however, I am currently drafting a women's fiction manuscript that explores a tragic, unplanned pregnancy and the ensuing battle between forgiveness and vengeance.
In 2005, I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. My minor is in English with an emphasis on Creative Writing. I continued my education as a writer by completing the Christian Writer's Guild Journeyman course in 2008 and by attending the 2006 and 2009 Writer's Institute conferences in Madison, Wisconsin. I am also a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, and I attended the 2011 ACFW Conference in St. Louis.
My work has been published in Bellowing Ark and The Wisconsin Review, and I earned an honorable mention for an inspirational short story in the annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition. Most recently, I was honored to be a semi-finalist in the women's fiction category of ACFW's Genesis contest, 2012.
Contact me at emilyconrad (at) sbcglobal.net.