Monday, January 9, 2012

Welcome debut author: Emma Leigh Reed!

Kicking off the New Year, I'd like to welcome 2012 debut author Emma Leigh Reed to my blog. Her novel, Crashing Hearts is being released this month from Whiskey Creek Press, and sounds like a great read... and how can you not like that cover?! Love it!!!

Before we get to the Q&A, here's the scoop on Emma...

Emma Leigh Reed has lived in New Hampshire all her life. She has fond memories of the Maine coastline and incorporates the ocean into all her books. She lives in a small town with her husband and three children. Her life has been touched and changed by her son's autism - she views life through a very different lens than before he was born. Growing up as an avid reader, it was only natural for Emma Leigh to turn to creating the stories for others to enjoy.

Now for a little interview with the author....

Emma, tell us what kind of books you like to read and write.

My first book is a contemporary romance, but I am also finishing up a romantic suspense.  I love to read just about anything, with the exception of paranormal.

What's your favorite part of your job as a writer? 

I love creating characters that show emotion.

What's your least favorite part of writing?
Editing, and of course query/synopsis writing.

Did you ever imagine yourself doing this when you were growing up?
I didn’t imagine myself writing when I was younger, not until about college.  Then I just thought about it, but never really had the courage to do it.

If you weren’t a writer, what would you be?
That’s tough.  I have run the gamut of what I thought I might want to do from being a labor and delivery nurse, a social worker to advocate for special needs children to working in a battered women’s shelter.

Tell us about your new release, CRASHING HEARTS!  

I am so excited about CRASHING HEARTS.  This was a book that came straight from my heart and was very therapeutic to write. Not only did I allow myself to really pour out emotion in this book regarding the autism, but also around learning to trust your heart again.  Nothing like being able to cry while writing an emotional filled scene to start the healing process.  Here’s the back cover blurb:

Kira Nichols is raising her autistic son alone while dealing with the guilt she has lived with for years surrounding her husband’s death.  Grant Rutledge returns to his hometown to help take over the family business and to repair the spiked heel to his broken heart. When he runs into a beautiful, overprotective mother and her nonverbal son, sparks fly and his chance to be part of a loving family seems possible again.  When Kira discovers a secret from Grant’s past, she second-guesses her heart. She must overcome her suspicions and haunting ghosts from the past in order to get what she wants – if it’s not too late. To build the family Grant has always wanted, he has to learn to follow his heart.
Ooh, what a great blurb!! Emma, where can readers find your books and where can we find you on the web?  

CRASHING HEARTS is published by Whiskey Creek Press and can be found

I am also accepting preorder until January 15 at a discounted price through my personal blog found here: 

Emma, thanks so much for joining me today! Readers, tune in next week for a sneak peek at CRASHING HEARTS, when Emma shares an excerpt from her new novel! In the meantime, does anyone have any questions for the author?

I know I can't wait - I'm headed over to Emma's blog right now to pre-order my own copy of her novel. The Amazon link to buy her book is here:


  1. Crashing Hearts sounds like such a wonderful book. I wish you the best of luck and many, mnay sales.

    Cynthia Woolf Blog

  2. I'm sure your emotional and engaging story will inspire others. Wish you lots of success with it in 2012. Collyn Gale

  3. Thanks for stopping by Cynthia. I appreciate the support.

  4. Glad you stopped by Collyn. Thanks so much for the well wishes.

  5. Thanks, Jennifer. Glad you stopped by.

  6. Sounds terrific! I love, love, LOVE emotional stories. If they can make me cry, all the better. Congrats on your debut, and good luck!!

  7. Thanks for stopping by, Kim. I absolutely love emotional stories. Nothing like a good cry :)

  8. Hi all - thanks for stopping by to check out Emma's interview - and special thanks to everyone who left comments ;-)


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