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message 1: by Lori (last edited Oct 11, 2015 09:26AM) (new)

Lori

We are pleased to have New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart with us for a Q&A. Emma is the author of The Game Series -The Love Game, The Memories Series Never Forget, The Call Series Late Call, and The Burke Brothers Series Dirty Secret.

The newest book in The Burke Brothers Series, Dirty Lies, releases Monday October 12. If you want a chance to win a signed set of The Burke Brothers books 1, 2, and 3 check out our giveaway link here - https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/.... This giveaway is open internationally.


message 2: by Joanne (new)

Joanne Jones Hiya Emma, I met you back in april at the Book Affair in London and as you know it was super busy but I wanted to ask ya...
How long rougly does take you to write a book??

Your a great writer and I still feel blessed that I met you xx


message 3: by Sharon (new)

Sharon Richardson Hello Emma! I just want to say I love your work! What's in the future?


message 4: by Marisela (new)

Marisela Chavez Where does your inspiration come from when you are writing?


message 5: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Markson Do you have a writing ritual


message 6: by J. (new)

J. If you could be any book character for a day, who would you choose and why?


message 7: by Emma (last edited Oct 11, 2015 11:52AM) (new)

Emma Hart Joanne wrote: "Hiya Emma, I met you back in april at the Book Affair in London and as you know it was super busy but I wanted to ask ya...
How long rougly does take you to write a book??

Your a great writer and ..."


Hi Joanne!
If I don't have any other obligations (edits, a release, a signing, etc) and can write straight through, I can usually get a first draft of between 80 and 90,000 words done in a little under a month. The shortest time I've done that is two weeks.

Thank you so much!


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Emma Hart Sharon wrote: "Hello Emma! I just want to say I love your work! What's in the future?"

Hi Sharon!

Thank you so much!

After DIRTY LIES releases tomorrow, I have a super-secret release that I'm throwing out at the end of this month (watch my Facebook page for that-- facebook.com/emmahartbooks) just for fun, a total standalone! After that, I have TETHERED BOND, book three of the Holly Woods Files. January 25th is the release of the fourth and final The Burke Brothers book, DIRTY TRICKS, then I'm releasing the remaining Holly Woods Files Books. I can't say anything past that at this point because of top secret author type things. :)


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Emma Hart Marisela wrote: "Where does your inspiration come from when you are writing?"

Hi Marisela!

I get my inspiration from several different places. Sometimes I just get hit by ideas, other times, I dream them. I actually dreamed the first two chapters of THE LOVE GAME! A lot of the time, I get it from things I see or hear. I'm very visually driven, and my latest idea (well, the latest concrete one!) came from a 30 day challenge I saw on Pinterest.

For The Burke Brothers, it was literally me sitting down and telling myself that I wanted to write a series about brothers, and one about rockstars. And a secret baby book! I really wanted to write that. Somehow all three merged and The Burke Brothers were born!

I always say that my inspiration is a process. Occasionally I'm hit with the full plot of the book and I can write it as soon as I have a chance, but other times I get nothing more than a fleeting idea and it has to sit for a very long time, like the Call series. That was a dusty plot bunny for a year before I started to write that series!


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Emma Hart Lisa wrote: "Do you have a writing ritual"

Hi Lisa!

I have to say that I don't! I'm very much a 'when inspiration' strikes kind of girl, although I do love curling up in bed with my laptop, Spotify, and a glass of wine. I happen to be doing that right now! As a rule, I can write wherever and whenever as long as I have my notebooks with my thoughts in.


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Emma Hart J. wrote: "If you could be any book character for a day, who would you choose and why?"

Hi J!

That's a tough one, you know that, right? LOL!

I'm gonna have go classic and say Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice. It's one of my all-time favourite books, and I do so love my Mr. Darcy!


message 12: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Hello Emma, nice to meet you. I just wanna ask if you would ever consider paranormal romances? Thank you so much dear for all the hard work you put into entertaining us readers. Have a wonderful day.


message 13: by Brenna (new)

Brenna Do you ever base your characters on people you know in your life?


message 14: by Brandy (new)

Brandy Roberts hello :) if your books were turned into movies witch actors and actresses would you have play the parts ?


message 15: by Erika (new)

Erika Where do you find inspiration for your characters?


message 16: by Laurice Joy (new)

Laurice Joy Llanes Do you have a favorite author? :)


message 17: by Neha (new)

Neha Mahamood What inspired you to be a writer?


message 18: by Emma (new)

Emma Hart Lisa wrote: "Hello Emma, nice to meet you. I just wanna ask if you would ever consider paranormal romances? Thank you so much dear for all the hard work you put into entertaining us readers. Have a wonderful day."

Hi Lisa!

Thank you so much. I would absolutely consider writing a PNR! I'm hoping to write one soon. :)


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Emma Hart Brenna wrote: "Do you ever base your characters on people you know in your life?"

Hi Brenna!

I do, but not intentionally... most of the time. :D Some things tend to creep in. A huge part of Mila's personality (the toddler in the Burke Brothers) is actually based on my daughter when she was two.


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Emma Hart Brandy wrote: "hello :) if your books were turned into movies witch actors and actresses would you have play the parts ?"

Hi Brandy!

This is a tough one. I've never actually thought about it... But if I could get Ryan Reynolds in there somewhere I think I'd be pretty much set for life! ;)


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Emma Hart Erika wrote: "Where do you find inspiration for your characters?"

Hi Erika!

I get my inspiration from pretty much everywhere, to be honest. TV shows, people I see in real life, and on some occasions, my friends. I have a terrible habit of throwing in some of my best friends' little traits and they laugh whenever they see it. Mostly the inspiration comes out of nowhere. I'm not a big plotter so I don't actually know my characters until I write them!


message 22: by Emma (new)

Emma Hart Laurice Joy wrote: "Do you have a favorite author? :)"

Hi Laurice!

I have several! Funnily enough, I don't really read much romance. I fall more to the side of the cozy mysteries, so I'll give you a few of each!

Mysteries - Heather Blake, Juliet Blackwell, Kate Carlisle, Lynn Cahoon, Liliana Hart.
Romance - K.A. Linde, Laurelin Paige, Rachel van Dyken, Kendall Ryan.


message 23: by Emma (new)

Emma Hart Neha wrote: "What inspired you to be a writer?"


Hi Neha!

I've always loved books, but I suffered with severe post-partum depression after my daughter was born. My husband actually told me to write a book instead of reading them all the time, so I did! It's a terribly exciting story. LOL.


message 24: by Audrey (new)

Audrey Willis hi Emma! What's the best thing being an author?


message 25: by Alicia (new)

Alicia Meza Hi Emma! First off I want to say you're a writing machine! Since you write so many books do you allow yourself anytime to savor the release of the book before starting a new one or will the characters in your head not shut up until you get them on paper? Do you have a favorite book so far?


message 26: by Cassie (new)

Cassie Which of your characters do you relate to the most?


message 27: by Jabberwocky (new)

Jabberwocky Hellllllo Emma!



I have a few questions...

—When writing, what do you think is the most important element in a story?

—And I've never met the Burke Brothers *hides from thrown tomatoes* so I was wondering, if you were to play "Fuck, Marry, Kill" with the brothers, whom would you choose for each?

PS: Thank you SO much for answering our questions. *hug*



message 28: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Jones Hi Emma! I've read your The Game Series and The Memory Series and really enjoyed both, still need to catch up on the rest of your books. Which would you recommend to read next The Call Series or The Burke Brothers?


message 29: by Gina (new)

Gina Hi Emma! What was you inspiration for writing The Burke Brothers Series?


message 30: by Maria (new)

Maria Malaveci Hi Emma! What is your favorite book EVER?


message 31: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Hi Emma. What are you working on next?


message 32: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany Mastro Hi Emma! do you have any new Books planned?


message 33: by Angelina (new)

Angelina who is your inspiration on your characters? :)


message 34: by Meghan (new)

Meghan Murphy Hi Emma!! Seeing how many books you've written my question is how do you balance it all? Between being an author a mom a wife...does it ever get overwhelming?


message 35: by JMV (new)

JMV Hello Emma, if you could choose one current writer to write a book with, who would it be?


message 36: by Michelle (new)

Michelle What movie(s) do you love to watch over and over again?


message 37: by Elena (new)

Elena do you listen to music while writing?


message 38: by Irma (new)

Irma When you begin writing a picture book, do you know what the ending will be?


message 39: by Crystal (new)

Crystal Who's your favorite author Emma?


message 40: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Hi emma!
I'm an aspiring writer myself and just wondered how you stay motivated and prevent getting distracted when writing? Could you give me any tips on writing :)


message 41: by Zandalee (new)

Zandalee Hey Emma! *raises wine glass* :D
You've written series focusing on one couple, and you've also done series of stand-alones.
Do you find you prefer writing one kind of series over the other?


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