about emily

Emily C. Skaftun is a speculative fiction writer, editor, and irony enthusiast. Her debut short story collection, Living Forever & Other Terrible Ideas, was published in November 2020 by Fairwood Press. She has co-founded two online magazines, saved the last Norwegian-American newspaper from extinction, judged a Scandinavian haiku contest (haikuff-da!), and worked as Creative Content Editor for the award-winning magazine Stranger’s Guide. Emily lives in Seattle with a furry house monster named Basilisk and plays roller derby as V. Lucy Raptor.

In her travels, Emily has cuddled a Cuban crocodile, attended Elf School in Reykjavík, swam in a Yucatán cenote, practiced taxidermy in a medieval Italian village, and flown over an active volcano. She’s spent time backpacking Europe, living in London squats, and exploring North America while living in a VW Jetta.

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Still not sure about Living Forever? Read more about the book at The Big Idea and My Favorite Bit.

For freelance editing, writing, and design projects, contact eskaftun (at) gmail (dot) com.