Until five years ago, Emerson Rose never considered writing as a career, but her fans are very glad that she discovered this talent. She says she writes because the ideas in her head won't stop coming, resulting in very interesting stories about intelligent women and the stubborn men who love them. As our Author of the Day, Rose tells us all about the latest book in her Nanny series: The Lawyer's Nanny.
Please give us a short introduction to what The Lawyer’s Nanny is about.
The Lawyer’s Nanny is the story of how a hard working independent woman from the wrong side of the tracks and a wealthy lawyer who doesn’t believe in love fall for each other.
Tell us more about Alex Wolf - what makes him tick?
Alex is a man with a past that he would rather forget. He is driven to help others as a medical malpractice attorney after losing his twin brother at birth due to negligence. Alex likes to be prepared for anything and he has some issues with control, but those qualities have propelled him into a successful career as the top medical malpractice attorney in the country.
Alex and Olivia have very different backgrounds. What makes them a good match?
Alex and Olivia are a perfect match because he admires her independence and respects the hurdles she has overcome to be successful in her life. Olivia doesn’t need a man to take care of her, but she finds herself drawn to his need for her. For Olivia, being needed is an integral part of any relationship, and Alex finds himself in a sticky situation that only she can help him with.
Alex comes across as slightly bossy and overbearing. Why did you write him that way?
Alex is bossy and overbearing because he is an attorney. He likes to win in all areas of his life, and he craves control above all else after having been controlled in such a negative way as a child.
Please give us three good-to-know facts about you
I never considered writing as a career until five years ago.
I am a registered nurse.
I consider myself to have restless soul syndrome. By that I mean I am always interested in doing something new and different.
How would you say you have evolved creatively as an author?
I have evolved creatively as an author by writing. I know it sounds silly but the more you write, the better you are at it, and the more creative you become.
Is there something that compels you to write?
Yes, a paycheck lol. No, really, I write because the ideas in my head won’t stop coming and I have to get them out.
What is the best writing advice you’ve ever received?
The best writing advice I’ve ever received was from Winter Renshaw. I was in the middle of an unsuccessful release, and I mentioned to her that maybe I wasn’t cut out for being an author. She told me under no circumstances should I quit and that if she had quit when she felt that way she would never have hit #1 in the Amazon store or the Wall Street Journal’s best selling list for her novel Royal.
Do you have any interesting writing habits? What is an average writing day like for you?
I don’t think my writing habits are very interesting, but I usually have a cup of coffee, which turns into multiple cups of coffee after several hours. Thank God for Keurig! I like to light candles or a fire in the fireplace in the winter and open the doors and windows in my office whenever the weather is nice.
An average writing day for me begins after I drop my kids off at school around 8:30 in the morning. I start by checking my social media accounts, my readers group the Wild Roses, my email, and Facebook messages. Then I write until two o’clock when I leave to pick the kids up at school. When I get home at four o'clock, I’m back at it and work until bedtime unless something else is going on with my kids.
What are you working on right now?
I’m finishing up the nanny series with The Woodsman’s Nanny at the moment. After that, I’m not sure what I’ll do next, but I have a list a mile long of ideas to choose from.
Where can our readers discover more of your work or interact with you?
Right now I am published exclusively with Amazon and Kindle Unlimited so you can find my work there of course. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Goodreads, Snapchat, Instagram and in my reader group on Facebook called The Wild Roses.