Today I’m super excited to have the lovely Emma Fitzgerald on the blog for this week’s edition of Let’s Talk Books.
Emma Fitzgerald is a lover of words.
The way they are weaved and worked to make people and places come alive and how they can draw the reader into worlds their imagination had never even dreamed of.
Emma has loved reading and writing since the day her life was first touched with the gift of a 100 year old copy of ‘Emma’ by Jane Austen. She soon discovered that the written word could transport her, not only across the world, but across time.
Emma loves a ‘Happily Ever After’ and has found her own HEA with her amazing husband. They and their three children live in Southern Australia.
Emma’s début novel Oceans Apart is out now!
What are you currently reading?
What’s the last book you bought?
Do you prefer to read books in print or electronically?
If I was to walk into your house right now, what would your bookshelves look like? Do you have an organisation system (genre, colour, author…) or are you just happy to go with the flow?
How often do you read?
Describe what you would expect to find in your dream book?
How do you choose what to read next?
So you’ve started a book and discover it’s not for you. Are you more likely to discard it or finish it?
If you could read any book again, for the first time, what book would you choose?
What is about books that appeals to you so much? What is your favourite part about reading?
Reading is my time out from my world as a Mum and a writer. It lets me escape and forget about the things that I should be doing. It’s enjoyable to put yourself into someone else’s world and experience their imagination.
Was there any particular book that inspired you to start writing?
Anne of Green Gables. I read that as a eleven year old and I loved her passion and spirit in everything she did. I wrote a lot when my parents divorced as a teenager and never thought I could ever publish a novel.
Do you have any advice to other writers out there?
Just write a little bit everyday and write what you like to read. If you like it, chances are someone else will. Don’t focus on if it will be a best-seller or how much it will make you. Just enjoy the experience of writing.
And lastly, what are you currently working on?
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