Emma Lombard was born in Pontefract in the UK. She grew up in Africa—calling Zimbabwe and South Africa home for a few years—before settling in Brisbane, Australia nearly 20 years ago. She has mastered goat wrangling as a mother to four teenage sons; and has climbed the Eiffel Tower twice to combat her fear of heights!

Emma is an Editrix (no relation to Bellatrix Lestrange—just a fancy name for female editor), including Multiplicity newsletter editor for the Brisbane Multiple Birth Association (Southside)—back in the day of the printed edition!

Before becoming a historical fiction author, Emma was an editor in the corporate world across various industries—aviation, aquatic ecology, education and the world of academia. Her blog series Twitter Tips for Newbies is popular in Twitter's #WritingCommunity for helping writers (new to Twitter) navigate the platform and find their voices on social media. She also writes guest posts for Jane Friedman's award-winning blog.

Emma is the author of the upcoming historical adventure, DISCERNING GRACE. To connect with her or enquire about being a guest blogger, please email