STILLWATER, OK – December 7th, 2022 – Bliss Books & Bindery on 120 E. 9th Ave. will host an author event for E.M. Chaffin on Saturday, December 17th from 1-2pm. Attendees can sign up for her newsletter to be entered to win a $25 gift card to Bliss Books.


Chaffin has written two young adult mysteries about homeschoolers in coastal North Carolina.


Newfangled Madness by E.M. Chaffin ($12.99, Bearded Rat Mysteries LLC, April 2022) follows fourteen-year-old Marion Morrissey, a young woman who can talk to birds and see the future. A whirlwind mystery of whimsy and wit, Newfangled Madness is a young adult mystery about standing for truth, even if it kills you.


Dead Man’s Swamp by E.M. Chaffin ($10.99, Bearded Rat Mysteries LLC, January 2021) follows seventeen-year-old Eleanora Flynn, a young woman who doesn't believe the legends of Dead Man's Swamp, until her father is found beheaded in the woods and she learns her world is riddled with lies. When she receives a clue from a crow at her bedroom window, she sets out to find the truth behind the murder – but the truth comes with a deadly price.


Daniel Chaffin, E.M. Chaffin’s brother, designed both covers.


“I really just want people to come say hi,” Chaffin says. “I’ll be giving out stickers, and anyone who is interested can sign up for my newsletter to be entered to win a prize. Of course, signed books make great Christmas gifts, so if you’re looking for ideas, I have two books I can recommend.”


For more information, visit @emchaffinwrites on Facebook and Instagram, check out the Facebook event, or contact Chaffin through her website.


E.M. Chaffin grew up in coastal North Carolina and currently lives in Stillwater, Oklahoma. A former homeschooler with a love for reading and writing, Chaffin attended Oklahoma State University where she received her BA in English. She enjoys eating mashed potatoes, taking vitamins, and petting fat animals. There was this one time she floated on the Yellow River on a raft made of inflated sheep skin, but that has nothing to do with her books. You can find her on Facebook and Instagram @emchaffinwrites, and on her website, where you can join her newsletter for updates.


Newfangled Madness (Bearded Rat Mysteries LLC, $12.99, 450 pages, 5.5 x 8.25, paperback, ISBN: 978-1736532713) and Dead Man’s Swamp (Bearded Rat Mysteries LLC, $10.99, 366 pages, 5.25 x 8, paperback, ISBN: 978-1736532706) are available at online booksellers, Bliss Books & Bindery, Ruth’s Christian Bookstore, and the Stillwater Public Library. For more information, visit