Emily C. A. Snyder

Emily C. A. Snyder has been inventing stories shince she was old enough to babble, and writing them down since she was old enough to dictate. Her interest in and love for fantasy first stemmed from the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson--a love which led her to write her thesis on the "Definition, Development, and Defense of Political Fantasy."

Ms. Snyder is the creator of the Christian Guide to Fantasy web site, a compendium of reviews, and its sister site, Tower of Ivory Literary E-zine whose purpose is to foster new talent.

In her spare time, Ms. Snyder teaches English and acting, and directs plays ranging from sprawling musicals to Shakespeare, to original comedies of manner. Ms. Snyder earned her B.A. from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and has trained in both the United Kingdom and Hollywood.

Emily Snyder's first novel, Niamh and the Hermit, is published by Arx Publishing.

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Artistic Influences :
Hans Christian Andersen -
The Collected Fairy Tales
Austen - Persuasion
Burnett - A Little Princess
Edgerton - The Green Lion Triology and The Silver Wheel Trilogy
Brothers Grimm- The Collected Fairy Tales
Hamilton - Mythology
Hugo - Les Miserables
Lewis - The Chronicles of Narnia and Til We Have Faces
Shakespeare - Collected Plays
Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Volsky - Illusion

Dante - Divine Comedy
Aristotle - Metaphysics, Nichomachean Ethics, Poetics, and Politics
Augustine - City of God
Chesterton - Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man
John Paul II - Crossing the Threshold of Hope
Hahn - Lamb's Supper
Kreeft - Ecumenical Jihad
Lewis - Mere Christianity and God in the Dock
Plato - The Republic
Swift - Battle of the Books
Webster - The French Revolution

Beauty and the Beast
Fiddler on the Roof
It's a Wonderful Life
Lord of the Rings