RI Authors Showcase and Giveaway! Meet Emily Tallman

Each day this month, meet a Rhode Island author! Comment on this blog post for a chance to win our Grand Prize (a $200 Amazon gift card) or our Bonus Prize (a $100 Amazon gift card). Some authors are giving away books, too – your comment enters you into their drawing as well. (See details at the bottom of this page)

In her Monsters Within series, Emily Tallman explores the darkness associated with mental illness. Her books take a researched and realistic look at different mental illnesses and show that those who suffer from them can live to be the heroes of their own stories.

Life in the Shadows – A troubled and grieving Livia Moss battles the everyday struggle of functioning with depression and anxiety before the unimaginable happens.

Is she going crazy or is there actually such a thing as ghosts? Enjoy the first installment of the Monsters Within series.

Caught in a Lie – Jaeli knows what it means to lie. She knows the things it can cause. Pain. Loneliness. Danger. But if it means sacrificing her new found friends and happiness, she can’t bring herself to tell the truth.

When the lies put the life of an innocent man at risk, can she change in time to save him? Will anyone be left to listen?

Emily has generously offered to gift each of these two books to one lucky winner. Your comment on this blog post enters you into the drawing, as well as the drawing for our Grand Prize and Bonus Prize.


Emily, a Rhode Island native, has wanted to be a storyteller since hearing her first bedtime fairytale. She asked for a word processor for Christmas at age four and has kept her promise to Santa by writing every day since.

Her first set of books has been set in motion with the Monsters Within Series. Through this series, Emily hopes to make mental illness a more readily accessible topic.

She writes characters with mental illness as heroes with the goal that more people will see themselves as worthwhile individuals and no longer just horror movie villains. Emily’s love of the supernatural, science fiction, and fantasy will surely be explored in later works of fiction, romance, and children’s books.

Her short story “Lost Soul” appears in ARIA’s anthology Hope (2020). You can find all of ARIA’s anthologies at Stillwater Books in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. https://www.stillwaterbooksri.com/

Here’s a link to Emily’s website: https://www.emilytallman.com/

You can leave a comment on each day’s blog post during November, for up to 30 chances to win. Daily giveaways by authors will be drawn one week after publication. The author will contact the winner to coordinate delivery. Grand Prize and Bonus Prize will be drawn and announced on December 8.

14 thoughts on “RI Authors Showcase and Giveaway! Meet Emily Tallman

  1. Great introduction. With many family members dealing with anxiety and some depression, I am drawn to stories about people dealing with mental illness.

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  2. What a great book and what a big help for people who are dealing with this, and also for people who are not because I think by reading this book they can help people they know who are going through this. Thank you so much, your books sound like must reads. Thank you for sharing about them.

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  3. Tashia’s own comments have left me with pictures that are unimaginable and beyond haunting to hear what someone is carrying in their minds and heart – a testimony to the need of bringing the issues of mental illness to the surface

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  4. Oh my! I can appreciate and relate to this book greatly. I have been battling mental illness since I was 13yrs. I was molested by both my parents then raped by my Dad at age 14 while being a child slave (most mental health providers could not even begin to understand or believe the things I went through) Shortly after my mom was killed. Afterwards I had to raise my three younger brothers in every aspect while endearing manipulation day after day by my father and other relatives. Passed around. Dealt with alcoholics and my brothers doing drugs. My whole life I have financially supported my dad and brothers while attending to my own family. My brothers were in and out of jail. In and out of my house. One of my brothers were murdered two years after my dad passed. It nearly killed me. I have attempted suicide many many times. I cut myself for years redirecting the pain. I suffer massive depression on top of being bi-polar. One mental health provider said my mind snapped after I was tied to a tree by my neck and gang raped. I fight it daily, just striving to put on foot in front of the other. Some days are better than others. But I appreciate you sharing your book.

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