Emanuel has been writing since before he realized he wanted a career in writing. During his college years he published works in student based journals while attending medical school and co-authored textbooks for Ziff-Davis. Yet, then, he did not consider himself a writer.
In the late 90’s Emanuel opened a small gaming company and anime studio, working extensively in the convention and film industries. He wrote thousands of articles for various news outlets and media websites. Still, he did not consider himself a writer.
Further moving away from his calling as a writer—Emanuel left medical school to pursue his MBA, became a Professional Project Manager, building and running conventions, and then during post-graduate work gained a PMP certification.
After two decades of writing articles and publishing academic works, Emanuel finally realized he was a writer and embraced his calling. He became an editor for Comic Book Movie while regularly contributing to Flickering Myth, What Culture, Unreality Magazine, and technology outlets, such as Techsource, CNet, and The Verge.
Since he hates sleep, Emanuel gained additional gigs editing and producing news media for NBC, Univision, and WSVN7 in Miami, Florida, along with becoming a member and board of director of various writing associations, to include taking on the role of Editor-In-Chief of the South Florida Writer’s Association’s, Author’s Voice.
Life told Emanuel to slow down in a big way when, in late 2009, he was diagnosed with Cancer. He was fortunate enough to find a clinical study of an experimental treatment, using a drug named, Mylotarg, which brought him into remission and has been Cancer free since 2011. During his recovery, friends and family urged him to compile his wild convention and Hollywood stories into a memoir. After a publishing company offered him a lucrative publishing contract he instead chose to self-publish the work and built a publishing house to aide other under-represented writers in gaining opportunities. Emanuel’s first novel was aptly named, I Think? No, I’m Sure…God Hates Me.
Eventually he closed the fledgling company and founded Caffeine & Ink Books with the aid of his partner Gabriel Novo where he is now Editor-In-Chief for Caffeine & Ink’s Children’s Books and oversees and edits all of the Science Fiction novels.
Emanuel continues to maintain upwards of 50,000 words written every month, writing for numerous media outlets with his articles maintaining readership in the millions. He speaks at dozens of events each year on the craft of writing and the independent publishing industry.
When he’s not writing Emanuel is catching Pokémon on the beach in Miami with his wife and two daughters or painting his endless supply of Warhammer miniatures.