Literary Escapes Podcast Episode 110 Exploring California with author Emi Hilton

Ep 110: Exploring California with Author Emi Hilton

Join us as we tour the US through books, one state at a time.

In this week’s episode, we travel to the sunny shores of California with our guest, author Emi Hilton.

Having lived in California almost her entire life, Emi brings an authentic perspective to her writing, capturing the state’s diverse beauty from its bustling cities to serene coastal towns.

Today, she discusses her journey from supporting her family during her husband’s law school years to embracing her passion for writing during the pandemic—a silver lining that led to the creation of her romance novels set in picturesque California locations.

Meet Emi Hilton

author Emi Hilton

Emi Hilton is a California native who was born at March Air Force Base, to an Officer in the US Army Combat Engineer Battalion father and an English Professor mother.

Emi followed in her mother’s footsteps and graduated from Brigham Young University in English. While in college, she took a year and a half break from her studies to serve as a full-time missionary for her church in the Canary Islands. Emi writes sweet contemporary romance novels.

When Emi isn’t writing, she enjoys training for marathons, fishing off local piers with her husband and three sons, or visiting her other love, Spain.

Listen to Episode 110 Here

Exploring California with Author Emi Hilton

In This Episode

We had so much fun chatting with Emi and here are some of the things we talked about:

  • Growing up in California
  • East Coast versus West Coast
  • Delaying her writing dreams while her kids were young
  • Finding time to write during the pandemic online learning situation
  • Writing romance to break in to the publishing industry
  • Her dream location to set a future book

Books Mentioned in this Episode

Memories in Morro Bay

Memories in Morro Bay by Emi Hilton book cover

Leaving Cloverton

Leaving Cloverton by Emi Hilton book cover

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