Getting to Know Emmie Lyn
Emmie Lyn grew up roaming the hills of Connecticut hoping to find Prince Charming charging through the forest on his white stallion. In real life, it didn’t work out quite the way she’d imagined. But with words, she discovered how to create stories with mystery, suspense, and romance for everyone to enjoy. Emmie write for the Gold Coast Retrievers series. You can learn more about Emmie and her book 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’m from a small town in northwestern Connecticut where I hiked the hills with my dog. After living in Idaho and upstate New York, I settled in another small town in Massachusetts. If you blink, you’ll miss it, but that’s okay with me as I prefer country to city, solitude to noise, and wild animals for company instead of crowds.
What is your favorite part about writing Sweet Romance/ Cozy Mysteries?
Sweet romance is all about the push and pull of bringing two people together. I know they need to find each other but I have to help them discover that mutual attraction. Doesn’t everyone love a happily ever after?
Who or what inspired you to become an author?
My daughter encouraged me to finally find the courage to get my stories out of my head and share them with the world.
If you weren’t an author, what would you be doing?
My other passion is growing flowers. For thirty years, that’s exactly what my husband and I did, grow and sell specialty cut flowers throughout New England. At the moment, I have too many flower gardens to keep up with. I tell people flowers are my addiction. It could be worse!
Do you have any pets? Please tell us about them!
Pets – yes! I’ve always had a dog or two at my side and can’t imagine life without them. At the moment, I have a rescued terrier who has a big bark and a huge heart. Once he gets to know someone, he rewards them with a goofy smile. I also have a cat who my daughter brought home when she left the Peace Corps. He’s kind of nasty but I chalk that up to his survivor spirit.
Have you found your own real life happily ever after?
Yes! My husband and I celebrated forty years this year – wow!
What is one book that impacted or changed your life that you think everybody should read? Tell us about it.
This is a tough question because there are so many fantastic books but the one that I keep coming back to is a children’s book – Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney. The message is simple – make the world a more beautiful place. By spreading lupine seeds everywhere she went, the book celebrates nature in its finest form. We all can do our part by creating something for others to enjoy whether it’s planting a flower seed or creating a story to entertain others.