Meet Kathleen Andrews Davis, Author of the Emerson's Attic Book Series
Being a grandmother was the fuel that fed the fire, and I decided to leave my grandchildren a legacy of words that would outlast any other inheritance I could give. I wanted to write wholesome stories where the characters would have to use their brains instead of computers and cell phones. They would have to think on their feet. They would have to take responsibility and make decisions on their own. And, they would just be darn good kids. I wanted to challenge readers to read more by including titles of other books and alluding to their messages. So it will never sell. That’s okay. That was not my plan. I just wanted to hand my grandchildren books that had been written especially for them.
Emerson’s Attic opened a world of possibilities and I dove in with gusto. The first draft of The Blue Velvet seemed too fast and easy, and of course it felt that way because it was just the very beginning. I had, and still have, a lot to learn about writing but with the mentoring of Judith Redline Coopey, my editor, and the encouragement of friends it's coming along.
The knitting needles have slowed, the flower beds (or what’s left of them) have weeds, Emerson's dollhouse remains unfinished, and my fishing rod leans lonely in a corner of the garage, but I just can’t get enough of “Emerson,” the real one and the character. (www.kathleenandrewsdavis.com)
BBB: What inspired you to become an author?
KAD: Actually, it was the anticipated arrival of our granddaughter. I wanted to do something special and decided to leave her a legacy of words.
KAD: Emerson's Attic, The Blue Velvet - the first in the series.
Emerson's Attic, Smoke and Mirrors - second book in the series.
BBB: Tell us about your main character, Emerson from the Emerson's Attic book series.
KAD: Emerson is your average 14-year-old until she unexpectedly goes back in time to the year 1892. At first, as you can imagine, Emerson is frightened and confused, but she uses her head and figures out how to cope in a new place and time. Guided by dreams of her grandfather she solves a mystery that involves her current day family. Think of Emerson as a time-traveling Nancy Drew.
KAD: Emerson's Attic, Quiet Heart - the third book in the series.
BBB: How can readers discover more about you and your work?
KAD: Please visit my website at:
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Visit my blog: http://www.dollhousesmemoriesandmore.com