Emily Brightwell was born in the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia. Her family moved to Southern California in 1959 and she grew up in Pasadena. After graduating from California State University, she decided to work her way around the world and took off for England. She didn’t get much further because she met the man who became her husband, got married, and had two children. While working in international shipping, she decided to pursue her dream and become a writer – which, of course, is the best job ever. She lives in California with her husband and a cranky old cat named Kiwi.
She has written more than forty novels and is the author of the “Mrs. Jeffries” mysteries. Her current release, the 30th book in the series, “Mrs. Jeffries Turns the Tide” will be available in May.