Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Emma Shaw

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Emma

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet EmmaEven though Modern Persuasion doesn’t come out until March, I want people to get to know the characters.  There are a lot of things I thought about in relation to each character, but these things didn’t need to be in the book.  Two times a month you will have a chance to get to know 5 things about the characters in Modern Persuasion that aren’t in the book.

Today, you have a chance to get to know Emma Shaw.

  1. Emma is not a fan of Jane Austen.  She read Sense & Sensibility in high school and hated it.  She refused to read any other Jane Austen books.  I know… how dare she.
  2. Since she works in publishing she reads a lot, but she rarely reads classics.  Her favorite book is Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.  She has a secret love of gothic era novels, but thinks the Bronte heroes are douche bags.
  3. I listened to her favorite music as I wrote this book.  Emma loves female singer/songwriters of this generation including: Regina SpektorAlison Sudol (A Fine Frenzy), and Ingrid Michaelson.
  4. As a child she always got Barbie Dolls as gifts for holidays and birthdays.  She wanted Star Wars action figures instead.  To make it work she turned her Barbies into a race of giant Amazonian women who had a planet in the Star Wars universe.
  5. When she takes quizzes on which Harry Potter house she belongs to, she never gets the same answer.  Sometimes she is a Hufflepuff and sometimes a Ravenclaw.

Is there anything else you want to know about Emma?  Ask in the comments!

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