Emily has a Bachelor of Science (Geology) and a Post Graduate Diploma (Rehabilitation). She has lived and studied in Sweden, backpacked in Europe, and travelled overland in the Middle East, China, and North Africa. Her varied career includes stints as a field assistant in Antarctica, a waitress on the Isle of Skye, and a rehabilitation instructor in New Zealand. She currently works in the wine industry in Marlborough, New Zealand. Her first novel, Thief With No Shadow, was shortlisted twice for the Romance Writers of America RITA Awards.