Throughout her life Emma has harbored a fascination with history. She achieved a first class honors bachelor of arts, majoring in history at a leading university and has been piecing together the historical puzzle of civilization ever since. Her honors year thesis was an examination of political and religious power in pharaonic Egypt in the reign of Akhenaten in 1350 BC.

Emma successfully pursued a career in journalism and media with broad experience in print and radio.  She also owned and managed a boutique thoroughbred horse stud before settling down to follow her true passion of writing.  Her first novel, Riding High, published in 2009, was set in the elite world of international horse racing.  But the calling to history proved a stronger pull than crime fiction.

It was on a trip to the famed Loire valley in France that the characters of Diane de Poitiers, Catherine de Medici and King Henri II of France presented their credentials as fascinating material for a novel, and they have haunted her ever since.

Emma is married to a wonderfully supportive husband, Neville. She divides her time between city and country homes and travels extensively.  Her two Burmese cats keep her company while writing.