Emma Barron is a fellow Crimson Romance author whose historical romance, The Glass Orchid, is included in the Time After Time bundle with Love’s Destiny. Emma, I am so pleased to be “bundled” with you. Tell us a little about yourself.
I’ve had several careers in my life: student (yes, I made it into a career), ecologist, lawyer—but romance novelist has been by far my favorite. I currently live in Upstate New York with my husband, young daughter, and two large and impressively boisterous dogs.
Hey, I’m originally from upstate New York—a beautiful state, isn’t it? Talk about the book(s) you’ve written. What was the first seed of an idea you had for your book? How did it develop? The Glass Orchid explores what happens at the intersection of love and the Regency’s strict social constraints. I wanted to examine how the characters would navigate issues of love, freedom, independence, and individual choice during a time when those things weren’t necessarily valued.
Those ideas are why I love historicals. Has writing changed how you read books now?
It definitely has. I’m much more aware of the mechanics of the writing in each book I read. Sometimes I have to remind myself to turn off the “writer” part of my brain so I stop analyzing sentence structure and word use, and just relax into “reader mode” so I fully enjoy the story.
What kind of response do you get when you tell people you are an author?
The response is always along the lines of, “That’s so cool!” And it is! I get to spend my days letting my imagination run wild—and get paid for it!
What are you currently working on?
I’m currently promoting my latest release, Exposed. It’s a contemporary romance set in New York and the Caribbean. I’m also writing my next book, which features a spicy mix of humor, romance, and suspense. Check out my website or facebook page for updates!
I just peeked at your preview of Exposed and oooh lala!! Thank you for being my guest today, Emma. I wish you all best with your writing!
Visit Emma at:
Email: emma (at) emmabarronbooks.com
Buy The Glass Orchid at