About me

As a child I enjoyed an itinerant lifestyle following my parents around the globe. During those early years, I lived in Abu Dhabi, France, Indonesia and Oman. In the summers, we stayed with my grandparents in Ibiza.

After a long stint at boarding school and three years studying English Literature at Oxford University, I plumped for a career in the media.

 

In the late 1990s, I moved to New York for two years to run a financial publication and loved every minute - my apartment on the Upper West Side, the museums, my American friends.

 

Later I returned to London and joined BBC News Online as a business/economics journalist and a features writer.

In 2004, following the birth of my daughter, I decided to freelance and write fiction full-time.

 

Home is now Henley-on-Thames in the UK, where I have settled with my husband, daughter, son and various pets. I still love to travel and try to visit Asia whenever I can.

 

Blogging

I have been writing my own blog An Author's Notebook since late 2012. It began as a platform to promote my work and evolved into something different - a lifestyle blog with a literary bent.

 

Generally there is a bookish theme to my posts, but within that context I write about family life, feminism, travel and anything that piques my curiosity. Sometimes it's a matter of opinion and other times it's a flight of fancy. 

Look out for my fictional alter ego: the single mother Hermaphrodite Mum. I also run two occasional blog series: Review (about books, film and theatre) and People watching (interviews and character studies).

In 2014, An Author's Notebook was a finalist in the BritMums' Brilliance in Blogging (BiB) awards in the 'writer' category.

 

I also pen product and book reviews for the online magazine CountryWives.

Read An Author's Notebook on Blogger.

© 2016 by Emma Clark