Emma Locke is a USA Today Bestselling Author of smart, sensual Regency romances. Her current books make up the Scandalous Spinsters series, a triple trilogy featuring three jaded courtesans, three country hoydens, and three sheltered sisters who marry into the notorious Alexander family.
Emma has loved romance novels since ninth grade, when a friend loaned her the very first Regency-set romance she ever read (Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught). She quickly devoured dozens of expansive romance series such as the Wallflower books from Lisa Kleypas, the Slightly series by Mary Balogh, the Governess Brides series by Christina Dodd, and the Bridgerton books by Julia Quinn.
(Fun Fact: finding out JQ was a local author inspired Emma to take up writing after college. Why should sharing a hometown have made a difference? Who knows? It definitely made writing romances feel more accessible.) While she originally set out to write lighthearted standalone love stories, Emma quickly found she prefers overlapping redemption stories with tons of angst and plenty of dark corners.
Writing is her first love but bills have to be paid. In her free time, she’s an industrial engineer and production line leader in the Pacific Northwest, where she loves cuddling with her three young girls, weight lifting, and avoiding housework.
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