I am currently drafting a women's fiction manuscript where an unplanned pregnancy plunges an unwed couple into scandal. In this modern take on Mary and Joseph, the characters must learn to put aside the plans they had for the will of the God they serve.
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.