Thursday, August 16, 2012

Getting to Know You With Featured Author: Emma Leigh Reed

Welcome to our Getting to Know You 
Featured Author Month 
here at the Book Boost!

Today, we're learning all about the quirks and works of author, Emma Leigh Reed.

TBB:  How and when did you become a professional author?

ELR: I started writing in earnest five years ago.  Originally my plan was to write a nonfiction depicting my son’s journey through autism.  As it was too emotional to write, I decide to weave his story of autism into a romance.  From there, my love of writing fiction took hold.

TBB:  Which of your books is your favorite and why?

ELR:  Crashing Hearts is by far my favorite book. This was a therapeutic book for me to write, allowing me to work through the emotions of my son’s autism, but also allowing me to let my own heart to heal after my own personal relationship difficulties.  There are still chapters in this book that I can’t get through without crying.

TBB:  If you had to describe that book using ONLY ONE word what would it be?

ELR:  Healing.

TBB:  What is your favorite breakfast food?

"Coffee is my breakfast typically, although I love home fries and omelets on occasion."--Emma Leigh Reed 

TBB:  What is your worst habit?

 ELR:  Shutting myself away from people, especially in difficult times.

TBB:  If someone wrote a biography about you, what should the title be?
Book Title Courtesy of:  Emma Leigh Reed

TBB:  Favorite time of year (or fave holiday)?

ELR:  Christmas is my favorite holiday.  I love the giving, especially without taking credit for it, and seeing people open their presents. Don’t get me wrong, I love receiving them too.

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Terry Spear said...

Nice interview, Emma! If you ever are able to write about it, I think you'd do great on a book about autism. We had quite a group meeting at our library who dealt with their children who were autistic.

Terry Spear said...
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Emma Leigh said...

Thanks, Terry, for stopping by. I started writing a book on autism, but at the time it was too emotional, which is why I went with the romance with the autism weaved in. Some day I will write that non-fiction book.

Angela Adams said...

Great interview! I love Christmas, too. Especially watching children open their gifts.

Emma Leigh said...

Thanks for stopping by, Angela. Christmas is certainly a magical time of year.

Ana E Ross said...

Another nice job, Emma. It's always nice to read your blogs.