Nothing surprises Emilia more than the fact that she is an author. (Except the antics of her children; those surprise her on a daily basis.)
Emilia is a lawyer, and she is neither retired nor hating her life. She loves litigation, which she partakes in on a daily basis in the benevolent kingdom of New York City.
Three years ago, she was dared by a friend in a bar (after quite a few drinks) to write a book. So Emilia 'wrote' a book. It got passed around in Word format by email among friends, and they continued to ask for more. Thus Veronica got a fan base.
Layers of Veronica has nine e-books, a Nanology. The same story is available in five paperbacks.
Then Emilia retired from writing, and wound up at a GNO (at another bar) where 'the girls', who are all fans of Veronica, declared that her retirement was unacceptable and sent her back to the computer. They also took her to London for a writing trip. Not to be outdone, her family took her to Asia for more writing information, and then to Hawaii so that she would be well-versed.
Therefore, Alexandra is really a beloved product of a lot of people. Alexandra's Order has four books, they are available on all e-readers and in paperback.
Emilia has now retired from writing once again, and thus her new book, FUNNIES & OBITUARIES, should be out in 2016.
Emilia was born in what is currently Russia, but grew up in Forest Hills, New York and practices law in Brooklyn. As such, she is most proud of her accent. She is currently forty-four years old. She is very proud of saying forty-four without the 't' or the 'r', which she finds superfluous.
She is happily married to the crazy Italian she's been with since college, who still suffers from a severe addiction to travel (in very acute form). The pair is blessed with three precious darlings who are now teenagers. They occasionally acknowledge their parents' existence when the internet malfunctions and when they need money.
Emilia's books, not unlike Emilia, don't belong in any proper category. The books are for a mature audience, but they aren't quite romance or erotica. Both series are sagas, and are geared toward readers who enjoy a full story about multi-dimensional characters. Because LAYERS and ORDER take place in many locations with many different cultures, Emilia doesn't write it unless she visits each location and meets the people who speak, think and act the same way as the characters in the book.
It's a tough life, but she perseveres... and she is very active on FACEBOOK.