Emma Marie Leya aka E.M Leya lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her daughter, two dogs, a cat, and two birds. When she isn't writing, she is an avid swimmer with a passion for the mountains. She can often be found playing outdoors.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My daughter. I want to give her a chance to see what hard work and motivation can bring. I hope to be an example in my work and life that she can follow, learning that good things come from hard work and determination. You don't need anyone else to take care of you, you can do it yourself.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm a news junkie. I spend a lot of my free time devouring current events and combing the news. I'm active in local politics and have to know what is going on in the world around me. When I break from that, you might find me swimming, camping, and enjoying the outdoors.