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Author bio used in Emma Douglas books

Emma Douglas would love to live in a world where professional napping was a thing. But until then, she thinks writing books is a pretty awesome alternative. When not writing about imaginary people, she can be found reading, doing something crafty, bingewatching TV, playing her latest song crush on repeat, or singing badly in her car. She lives in Melbourne, Australia in a tiny house stuffed full of books, too many craft supplies and two cats who take up more space than you would expect. Find out more about Emma at www.emmadouglasbooks.com.

Official bio – short

Emma Douglas has read like a wild thing since she was small. She discovered romance novels at an age that way probably way too young but she survived unscathed. When she realized you could make up stories as well as read them, she started taking notes about what the characters wandering through her head were telling her and then, eventually, books happened. Before the books happened she did the usual things (was a band geek (and a geek generally), had crushes on rock stars and fictional characters, spent chunks of her summers on an island beach, got a degree in something sensible that doesn’t involve writing about kissing, became a black belt in internet procrastination, fell down the rabbit-hole of craft, traveled a bit, indulged her love of baked goods, got bossed around by cats, began a quest for the perfect margarita, and napped to recover from all of the above. She still does most of that plus the writing thing from a tiny house in Melbourne Australia which her feline overlords have kindly agreed to share with her.

The first three novels in her Cloud Bay series were published by St. Martin’s Press in September, October and December 2017. Publisher’s Weekly says “Douglas combines style, substance, and a bevy of appealing characters”.

She also writes sports romance as Melanie Scott (www.melanie-scott.net) and dark fantasy and urban fantasy as M.J. Scott (www.mjscott.net) and one of her books written under that name, The Shattered Court, has been nominated for Best Paranormal Romance in the Romance Writers of America’s 2016 RITA awards. She lives in Melbourne, Australia where she distracts herself with books, cats and paint when she’s not writing. Her website is www.emmadouglasbooks.net.

Official bio – long

Emma Douglas has read like a wild thing since she was small. She discovered romance novels at an age that way probably way too young but she survived unscathed. When she realized you could make up stories as well as read them, she started taking notes about what the characters wandering through her head were telling her and then, eventually, books happened. Before the books happened she did the usual things (was a band geek (and a geek generally), had crushes on rock stars and fictional characters, spent chunks of her summers on an island beach, got a degree in something sensible that doesn’t involve writing about kissing, became a black belt in internet procrastination, fell down the rabbit-hole of craft, traveled a bit, indulged her love of baked goods, got bossed around by cats, began a quest for the perfect margarita, and napped to recover from all of the above. She still does most of that plus the writing thing from a tiny house in Melbourne Australia which her feline overlords have kindly agreed to share with her.

Her two great fiction loves have always been romance and fantasy, having grown up reading Tolkien alongside L.M. Montgomery and Susan Cooper, Diana Wynne Jones and David Eddings mixed with Heyer, Austen and all the romance books she could find. Therefore, it was somewhat inevitable that when she finally decided to start writing down the stories in her head, she wrote in both genres.She also writes sports romance as Melanie Scott (www.melanie-scott.net) and dark fantasy and urban fantasy as M.J. Scott (www.mjscott.net) and one of her books written under that name, The Shattered Court, has been nominated for Best Paranormal Romance in the Romance Writers of America’s 2016 RITA awards.

Her unpublished novels have won a number of awards including the Romance Writers of Australia’s Emerald Award and Valerie Parv Award and the Romance Writers of New Zealand’s Clendon Award. She was also a two time finalist in the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® Award.

The first three novels in her Cloud Bay series were published by St. Martin’s Press in September, October and December 2017. Publisher’s Weekly says “Douglas combines style, substance, and a bevy of appealing characters”.

Her life, apart from the day job, revolves around books, writing, the odd sewing, knitting, spinning or quilting or sketching/watercolour binge, resisting the lure of dark chocolate, and taking orders from her cats.  She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia. Her website is www.emmadouglasbooks.com.