Q: What is your writing day like?
A: Frantic. I dream about my characters and then I get up and write about them. I believe that somewhere in the universe there they are, living, breathing and loving. I write until I can’t write any more. Then I go to bed.
Q: Why do you write historicals?
A: Because I love history. And because I wanted to show that there wasn’t that much difference between people then and people now.
Q: What advice would you give to new writers?
A: Keep going. Don’t give up. The only writers who are never published are the ones that give up. And finish one book before you start another!
Q: Do you read much?
A: When I’m not writing, I’m also reading. Romance, of course?
Q: Have you had any experiences like the ones you describe in your books?
A: Some. They say write about what you know!
Q: What luxury could you not live without?
A: Champagne and coffee! Not at the same time!
Q: What’s your favourite food?
A: Real vanilla ice-cream. The real thing is just unbelievably good.
Q: Who do you base your heroes on?
A: It’s a mixture, never just one person. A man with the looks of Idris Elba, the humor and compassion of David Beckham and the voice of Patrick Stewart wouldn’t be a bad start!
Q: What’s next for Em?
A: Shapeshifting eagles! I’m writing a new series of paranormals, set in the present day. And then, who knows? It could be more Madame Joly books. I don’t think that lady has finished with me yet!
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