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Just a nerd doing her part for her little nerds.

Hi, I’m Emily. I’m a mom of two autistic daughters and I want to help the world be a better place for them to grow up in. I write neurodiverse characters in my stories, and I’d love to publish them and do my part to help society accept people like my children. I’m currently pursuing a BFA in Creative Writing and Women’s Studies to be followed by an MFA.

Book Review: The Starless Sea

I finally have an answer when someone asks me what my all-time favorite book is.  I was wary of the fancy literary prose, but I fell head over heels as soon as I saw myself in Zachary: A nerd who read books and plays video games. Picking up this book at the end of the… Continue Reading →

Hurry up and wait (Emily Holyoak, 2020)

Tired of always waiting Searching smoke-filled skies Stinging my bloodshot eyes Longing for your help  Our daughters need you Their cries like glass shattering my fractured soul Hugs like pleasant torture Hurry up and wait the Air Force mantra camouflage hiding you now in the plainest sight A foggy hollow lies in my depression state… Continue Reading →

Into the unknooowwwnn

Life Update! The Youtube channel is fun, and I can’t wait to record another video. However, after a summer in Utah with my mother, I’m back up in Montana in the back woods, where the only internet available is a hamster on a wheel. So if I do record a video while I’m here, it’ll… Continue Reading →

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