Emma Hox has always been an avid fan of Jane Austen’s novels. Although her favorite novel, she has been disappointed in Pride and Prejudice’s Mr. Bennet. Longbourn's Unexpected Matchmaker gives the witty father of Elizabeth Bennet the personality Emma always envisioned he should truly have.
Emma is a member of the Jane Austen Society and a Jane Austen writer’s guild. She speaks to youth groups about becoming the women they dream of being, using the Jane Austen Heroines as examples. Emma explains each of the characters have personalities and flaws any female can relate to, admitting her own character match would coincidentally be Jane Austen’s Emma. She teaches the young women that each one of them has strengths and weaknesses and shows them how to learn and grow with confidence.
Emma was born and raised in the farmlands of Eastern Washington and is a graduate of Central Washington University in Ellensburg.
Married with two boys ages 5 and 2, Emma and her family love to sail and spend time on the lake on weekends. The author mostly enjoys sitting on the bow of the boat in the shade of the jib to write.