Emma Churchman, aka The Accidental Writer: I am mother to a teenage son, studied Business and Finance, and was a Library Officer until five years ago. I can’t say I always dreamt of being a writer. I didn’t. For as far back as I can remember, the magic of books for me has always been in my role as a reader. It wasn’t until the landscape of my life dramatically changed that I put pen to paper and began writing the bare bones of a story. Before long, I was totally caught up in the hows and the whys and the whos. The story began to take shape, my characters breathed their first breaths, and I was changed. Four and a half years later I’ve written my first book. It’s a Young Adult novel, a mix of paranormal and history. So here I am, as a writer in training, bringing my thirty-la-la years of experience as a total book nerd and eight years of experience as a Library Officer with me to my new role as Guest Reviewer, Writer, and now Blogger. I don’t have anything published yet, but it’s not about that right now. It’s about me sharing my love of books and developing my skill as a writer. I may not have dreamt of being a writer, but now I go to bed and dream about writing.
Books: My reading tastes vary wildly. As a child I loved The Water Babies, Roald Dahl and Judy Blume. In my twenties I read things like Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles. I especially loved Memnoch The Devil. In my thirties I discovered YA books, like the Uglies and Midnighters series by Scott Westerfeld, and began to appreciate that genre. Dean Koontz is one of my favourite authors but I also love curling up with one of my cats and reading about one of the Brothers from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward. When I’m in the mood for heart-thumping adrenaline, throw me a Matthew Reilly or James Rollins for me to get my Action/Adventure story fix!
Reviews: When I write book reviews, all views expressed are my own.