Well, hello Reader, I’m glad you stopped by. I wish I could tell you my childhood dream was to be a writer, but that’s not the case. I discovered writing along the way and I’ve still got a lot to learn about the business.
You never forget your first… Perfect by Judith McNaught was the first romance novel I read. I was sixteen and a friend had loaned me this book. She also had ‘warned’ me about certain ‘scenes.’ But the story of Julie Mathison and Zachary Benedict sparked my love for reading romance. I read every romance novel I could get my hands on.
Writing romance novels are my favorite because…There’s nothing like that one book that stays on your mind long after the ending. I think stories with strong romantic elements give readers an opportunity to relate to characters making wrong choices, suffer from seriously bad timing, misunderstandings, and face the mother of all complications–heartbreak. The ending will be happy, but by all means, let the hero and the heroine work for it. Plus, whenever I read books in another genre, I’m always looking for a romance between two characters and become disappointed when it’s not there.
My first manuscript I ever submitted to a publisher… A YA Fantasy novel about a girl trapped beneath the ocean (insert blank stare). The heroine discovers a world of sunken ships. I think I broke the record for the fastest rejection letters. Sometimes the story we think we’re meant to tell isn’t the one that needs to be written.
In my personal life…I’m from Central California and made my way to the East Coast where I live in Maryland with my husband and our two children. My favorite month is October. December is a close second. There’s something magical about a good coffee shop. I think being fancy is a lost art (and fully support a comeback). My favorite superheros are Thor and Loki, especially when paired on screen together, hello hotness. I mostly read romance novels, but have a weak spot for young adult and coming of age stories. I’ve never mastered the art of parallel parking. And I prefer a lake to a beach. What else would you like to know?
Interested in understanding more about the life of an Author? Or maybe how we begin to start to write a 400 page book? Where we get our ideas and inspiration? Click here to ask me a Question on my GoodReads page. Look forward to hearing from you. ~Emily