Emelia Elmwood fell in love with the romance genre in high school, when she picked up a dog-eared copy of Jude Deveraux's The Conquest at a friend's house. She discovered her passion for women's erotica while researching a paper for her women's studies class in college.
A Midwestern girl at heart, Emelia spent several years in California before admitting she was most at home on the Plains. She's a local-history junkie, loves reading recipes but rarely cooks and stays up way too late most nights.
Emelia and her husband live in the heart of America with their menagerie of animals and house plants. The Envelope Incident is her first story for Harlequin Spice Briefs.