Who is CER anyway?

Hey friends! So, I thought I'd do an extended "get to know the girl behind the Instagram" section here because, let's be honest, how much can I really say in an Instagram bio? Not much ;-)


Though it may be obvious, my name is Emilie (and yes, I have to spell this out every time...) and I was born and raised in a really small town in Northern California. Skip ahead and I've lived in Northern Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and now live in Dayton, Ohio. I went to school for music and play the flute, saxophone, piano (badly), viola (really badly), guitar and I sing. I am also a songwriter, though I haven't had time to write in a while. You can hear some of my original songs here.


I'm sure you've all heard me talk about my passion for writing. My dream is to become a published author and I'm getting there - slowly but surely! I have a fantastic agent and interest in some of my books which is SO exciting. I write romantic suspense and YA science fiction. I love a great romance but I also love fast-paced action which you'll find in anything I write. For more about my writing check out my blog: Thinking Thoughts.


From Instagram

Aside from all of that, here are some random facts about me:

  • I love Panda Bears (they are my favorite animal)
  • I'm obsessed with Criminal Minds, The Blacklist, Bones, NCIS, and Stranger Things!
  • One of my favorite books of all time is Ted Dekkers' Blink of an Eye. Read it, people!
  • You'll see it in my posts and hear it from me often but: COFFEE. Always coffee.
  • I cry like a baby when animals get hurt in movies
  • I'm kind of crazy about lists - I'll write something down just to cross it off
  • I own and run a professional photography business
  • I'm an only child
  • I don't like mayo, cream cheese, sour cream, or mustard. Weird, right?
  • I am a HUGE NaNoWriMo fan (I've participated 8 years and won 6 of those years) connect with me on the site if you're a participant.
  • I'm a Star Trek The Next Generation nerd - like, hard core. It will always be Captain Picard for me <3
  • Everything I've learned about graphic design is self taught!

Above all, I believe in being genuine. I'm an introverted extrovert - or an Ambivert as I like to call myself - and I love people. The most important thing for me is to be honest about who I am in my interactions with others. It's too easy to change who you are depending on who you're with, but I made a decision that I would be the same in any circumstance when I headed off to college, and I have tried my best to remain true to that to this day. I love Jesus and He is the motivation for how I see and love others.


Feel free to contact me (here or via Instagram) to say hi, ask a question, or whatever. I love hearing from you all!


See what's going on with my writing and other fun things by signing up for my (usually) monthly newsletter! I include updates about what I'm up to, what I'm reading, what I'm writing, and anything fun and newsworthy that happens during the month. Oh, and did I mention the giveaways? Because there's always one (muhahaha). If that sounds like something you're interested, sign up using the link below. And don't worry - you'll get no spam from me. Just fun updates, silly pictures, and a chance to win free stuff!




Sign up here: Newsletter Signup!