Emma Right is a happy wife and homeschool mother of five living in the Pacific West Coast of the USA. Besides running a busy home, and looking after their five pets, which includes two cats, two bunnies and a Long-haired dachshund, she also writes stories for her children. She loves reading, and when she doesn’t have her nose in a book, she is telling her kids to get theirs in one.
Ms. Right worked as a copywriter for two major advertising agencies and won several awards, including the prestigious Clio Award for her ads, before she settled down to have her five children.
Visit Emma Right at her home site and blog for tips and ideas about books, homeschooling, bible devotions, and author helps of various sorts: http://www.emmaright.com and follow her on http://www.facebook.com/emma.right.author and “like” her fan page at http://www.facebook.com/keeperofreign
What inspires you to write?
Life inspires me. The blue skies. The sound of children laughing. My bible. Some music. Great movies. There’s so much to be inspired by. And great books, of course.
Tell us about your writing process
I write whenever I find the time, and when I cannot find the time, I steal time. I write in the car mostly. (No, not while driving, of course, while waiting for my kids, in between ballet lessons, not mine, theirs, I can’t even touch my toes, and that’s when my knees are bent, and also while waiting for my son’s tennis lessons to end.)
How do you think writing for children and young adults is different from writing for an adult audience?
From dawn to dusk the main people i interact with are children–mine! Especially since I homeschool, and have been doing so for the last sixteen years. So it’s easier for me to write for children than for adults. I even read and enjoy children’s books. At one point I would do read-alouds for my kids for two to three hours each day. it was really fun, especially for me, but sadly, I dont’ have that much time now.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I listen to the voices in my head talking, and sometimes arguing. No, I am not looney. it’s just that when I create the world and the characters they become so alive for me.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
When my children kept pestering me and I ran out of excuses, I decided to publish Keeper of Reign Book 1. Book 2 should be ready early 2014.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think there will always be a place for traditional publishers. But maybe the model for traditional publishing would have to change, especially since Publishers expect authors to do a lot of self-promotion now. I see self-publishing to get even bigger, and more professional in every aspect. One day people can’t even tell whether the book is self-published or traditionally published.
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?
YA adventure fantasy
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print