The Book

So the story is true, that we are writing about our experiences since getting married, and we are very exciting to be working on a project together.

I have had a publisher for several years, and done revisions until my brain hurt, but always they said it wasn’t finished.

Six sealings has finished us off, it turns out.

We were asked to put a book together of our story, and we have the content finished, but have been in structure drama for a week, and tonight finally figured it out!

We want the overall story to be what happened in Cincinnati last summer, with extubation as the climax in the middle of the story, like a chiasm in Hebrew poetry.  Each chapter will open with a piece of that story.  Then, using feminine narrative structure, each chapter will tell one aspect of our story non-linearly, fitting the circular pattern of the temple.  We will have fifteen chapters, like the leadership structure at church, and it will open will leaving on the life flight and close with landing back home in Tulsa.

We. Are. So. Excited.


About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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