About

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Hello, I’m Mrs Ketchel.

I live with my husband and three children about thirty minutes north of Seattle. We recently bought a 1930 colonial that needs a lot of work, but I spend most of my time running the house, writing, and freelance copyediting.

Just after my last child was born I started writing a novel. It was a great way for me to get through my postpartum depression and it was cathartic writing steamy romance. I was raised in a devout Mormon family and have went the other way in my life. I am still a Christian, but I like to swear (I say fuck a lot), challenge the status quo, and do crazy shit that may not be socially acceptable, but I find interesting.

I finished my book, wrote a sequel, and then kept writing.

Writing led to copyediting school, at The University of Washington, and my current work as a freelance copyeditor. I am also a nurse (and a botanist if I’m going to be specific), but I mostly use my botany degree to garden, and my nursing degree to write and copyedit nursing literature. I guess you could say I’ve reinvented myself a few times.

Here is a picture of Hubby skipping rocks at a local beach. He’s got to be the coolest person I know and has always supported me. He is the first person I let read my manuscripts, and is the last to see them before they go out.

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When the two of us are not working, we try to take vacations together. Most of the time we don’t take the kids. I think a big part of having such a great relationship is putting ourselves first, not our three children. We are currently planning a trip to England this year, with the kids this time.

Best,

Emily