I grew up in Hastings, East Sussex and I've always written for pleasure, but my career took me in a very different direction (Law and Banking - please don't hate me!) and I lived and worked in London for many years. Until I became seriously ill and had to reconsider my future. Life's like that, isn't it? I moved back to Hastings and began to concentrate on writing.

It’s been an exciting journey since then. I’ve become a bestselling author, set up my own imprint, Crescent Gate Publishing, and have been an Amazon KDP All Star (which means my stories are in the top 100 most-read/borrowed in the Amazon UK store) every single month for several years now. I’m a member of The Society of Authors and NINC.

I write quickly and I write full-time, so I'm always working on at least two books. My personal life does suffer though. My friends say that when I finally 'pop my clogs' they'll make sure my headstone reads: 'Let me finish writing this chapter and I'll be with you.'
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This is the view from my home. I spend an inordinate amount of time watching the changing colours of the sea and sky and finding ‘hidden’ images in cloud formations.
After losing my beloved Portia in December 2021, I adopted two more rescue cats. They’re called Florence and Jonty and are both 13, so they’re getting on in years. They’re both very active – although you might think otherwise based on the photo. They love chasing one another around the house and garden, and Jonty thinks he’s a mountaineer. Florence had a large cyst on the top of her head when I adopted her but I’ve had it removed and it’s healed so well that she’s as good as new. You can just about see the scar (where her fur is still growing back) in this photo.
Florence and Jonty

When I'm not writing, I'm reading, researching, daydreaming or planning trips I'd like to take. I also love swimming or pottering in the garden. I enjoy cooking and generally messing about in the kitchen, especially at Christmas. I absolutely adore Christmas. I'm also a huge fan of snow. Yep. I love the stuff. So naturally, I’m at my happiest when I’m writing a Christmas book!

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I hope that wherever you are in the world, life is treating you well.

Lots of Love,

Emily

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