Chalon Emmons

Location Berkeley, California
Occupation writer, mother, indifferent housekeeper
Website http://

About Me

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my husband and two teenaged daughters. I'm at work on a novel (a magical adventure story set in Victorian England, for readers of all ages!). I also write poems and other shortish pieces, usually at the prompting of my writing group.

Why do you write?

I like reading. I like having written. Sometimes I even like writing, but I try to persevere even when I don't.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Charles Dickens, E.M. Forster, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Robert Hass, Diana Wynne Jones, George Eliot, Jane Austen, Eudora Welty, Terry Pratchett, Elizabeth Bishop, Carolyn Forche, R.K. Narayan, Seamus Heaney, Frank O'Hara

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Stephanie Bobo – May 16, 2010

Thanks for the read and comments on "Scrap," Chalon! Glad to see you here and looking forward to reading more of your wonderful work!

M.H. – May 05, 2010

Thanks for you kind words on "Aunt Ginny's Lunar Bash" - "Color Wheel" is fabulous - let me know when you post another story so I won't miss it :)!

Bill Yarrow – May 05, 2010

Thanks, Chalon, for your kind comments on "Why Go Outside?"

Bill Yarrow – May 04, 2010

You're welcome, Chalon!

Sara – May 04, 2010

Thanks so much for your kind note on The Dying Tradition. It is one that's close to home so I'm really happy it worked for you. Welcome, here. I look forward to reading more.

Myra King – May 04, 2010

It was a well deserved fav. Loved it!

M.H. – May 02, 2010

Hi Chalon - Thanks so much for faving "Three Dreamers" :) I look forward to reading your work!

Cherise Wolas – May 02, 2010

Oh man, poor Dolly!

Jane Hammons – May 02, 2010

Welcome Chalon! Can't wait to see some writing.

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