Getting to Know Emily Murdoch
Emily Murdoch is a Historical Romance author who writes for the Sweet Grove Historical world. You can find out more about Emily and her books here.
Where did you grow up, and where do you live now? Tell us something a lot of people don’t know about your home town.
I grew up in a tiny city in England just south of London called Canterbury, and now I’m living just outside Bath, the home of Jane Austen! Canterbury is a beautiful city that is over two thousand years old, and has been inhabited since pre-historic times, so there’s plenty of inspiration for historical books!
What is your favorite part about writing Sweet Romance?
I love the emotional intimacy that develops between two people in sweet romances. I also write steamy romances so I don’t think that one is better than the other, but with sweet romances there’s such a focus on the fears and joys of the characters that I can really delve in and create a journey for my readers.
Who or what inspired you to become an author?
I always loved writing: at my wedding, my Dad read out my school report from when I was five or six, and my teacher said that I had to be told to stop writing stories and do other things! It was my boyfriend, now my husband, who encouraged me to follow that dream.
If you weren’t an author, what would you be doing?
When not writing, I’m actually a Marketing Manager by day!
Do you have any pets? Please tell us about them!
I’m sadly pet free at the moment, but I used to have a bunny called Hebe who was a rescue. She was initially very fearful of people, and even when she grew to trust us, if you did something that she didn’t like she would head butt you to make sure you knew who was boss!
Have you found your own real life happily ever after?
My wonderful husband and I have been married since February 2014, and I couldn’t be more grateful that I was able to meet and marry him in my early twenties. I hope that we’re blessed with many many years together.
What is one book that impacted or changed your life that you think everybody should read? Tell us about it.
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen – but not for the reason that you might think! Although it’s got two nice love stories in it (Elinor and Edward, and Marianne and Colonel Brandon), I actually think the most beautiful love story is between Elinor and Marianne as sisters who encourage each other to strive for the person that they love, even against the odds.