Fox Emerson spent a lifetime in the field of technology and project management while also writing part-time for various online publications.
He recently moved to Florence in Italy and now writes full-time on both books and online content.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
My family moved from Italy to Australia when I was really young, so I learned English at the age of 8. I got teased a lot because I had this Italian accent, so I learned to master English grammar. I won all the spelling competitions, went above and beyond to write better than my classmates. By the time I moved to London as a 20 year old, I had started writing for magazines for fun. So my influence came from turning a negative experience into a positive one!
What's the story behind your latest book?
Mr 303 started off as a romance. In fact, after writing Monique - which is a Memoir about a former prostitute and drug-mule, I thought it might have gone down a similar path. I was shocked when it became this dystopian and apocalyptic book with the romance component. Shocked but happy, because it's a genre I like anyway.
Q's first gay sexual experiece is amazing, mind-blowing stuff. But afterwards, he can't deal with the guilt, the disgust in himself and the realisation that he might be gay. Telling his family and his friends is not an option. Will he make a fatal decision?