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Author Interview with Emma Leigh Reed (E.L. Reed)

Episode Summary

In this interview Courtney Ripoll-McBride dives in with the Author Emma Leigh Reed, author renowned for Crime thrills, Romantic Suspense. Women’s Fiction. Learn what inspired here to start writing, what her favorite books or author were growing up and now.

Episode Notes

Emma Leigh Reed/E.L. Reed, originally from New Hampshire, now resides in Tennessee. She has fond memories of the Maine coastline and incorporates the ocean into all her books. She has three grown children and is enjoying her empty nest. Her life has been touched and changed by her son's autism - she views life through a very different lens than before he was born. Growing up as an avid reader, it was only natural for her to turn to creating the stories for others to enjoy. She continues to learn through her children's strength and abilities that pushes her to go outside her comfort zone on a regular basis. She teaches English at a local Community College. She is the author of crime thrillers, romantic suspense, women’s fiction and has co-authored children’s books.


00:22 Introduction

00:52 What are your books about?

1:55 What inspired you to start writing?

3:08 When writing do you outline who the book is for?

3:42 How long have you been writing?

4:28 Do you plan to turn a book into Non-fiction book, or no?

5:11 Were there any books or authors that inspired you to be a writer?

6:00 Favorite book growing up?

6:50 Favorite series or author as an adult

8:38 Advice to someone starting to read again?

10:00 Advice for someone wishing to pursue writing

11:03 Schedule when writing

13:25 Favorite snack or drink?

14:23 Pen Name?

15:40 Final thoughts and comments to the audience

16:30 How to connect

Connect with EL Reed

Romantic Suspense/Women’s Fiction Website:
Crime Thrillers Website:

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