About the Author:
Emily Cale spent the majority of her childhood as a visitor to the worlds of her favorite authors. With encouragement from her English teachers, she put pen to paper and began imagining her own stories. Preferring the fascinating lives of her characters, she majored in creative writing. When not lost in a manuscript or a good book, she enjoys crocheting, rock climbing, and playing board games. She currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her husband and a very spoiled cat.
Excited to return to field work, Dr. Cara Newman arrives in India ready for a new experience. She'll stop at nothing to make sure her plans to find the nearly extinct Indian wild dog go exactly as she imagines. What she isn't ready for is Jai.
Jai Subramanium isn't sure his new partner is up to the challenge. After years behind a desk, she might not be capable of dealing with the difficulties of navigating the terrain and surviving hours under an unbearably hot sun. What he doesn't expect is the uncontrollable passion between them.
Their forbidden romance isn't the only thing at risk, a group of hunters threaten the lone dog, and places Cara and Jai's relationship and careers in jeopardy.
1. Describe what it’s like to be an author in three words.
Wonderful. Rewarding. Crazy.
2. What is your favorite genre of literature?
This is such a hard question because I read in a lot of different genres. Obviously, I’m a big fan of romance, but I also read a lot of mysteries and young adult books.
3. At what point in your life did you realize you wanted to be a writer?
I can actually pinpoint this time exactly. I was in eighth grade and one of our assignments for English class was to write a novella. I spent every spare moment I had perfecting my story. It was the first time I really thought about the fact that there is a real person writing all the books I read. After that, I was always scribbling bits of fiction and poetry on various sheets of paper and dreaming of the day when I’d be a published author.
4. What would you consider to be the best book you have ever read?
Ahhh! Another hard question. I have a lot of favorite books, but the book I tend to read over and over again is From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg. It’s a children’s books, but one of the first stories I ever fell in love with.
6. What message, thoughts, or ideas do you want readers to take away from Indian Summer?
One of the messages I really want people to take away from this book comes from the struggle that the hero and heroine have between their two cultures. Jai is Indian and has a very different view of the world than Cara. I know a lot of people who’ve struggled with this in real life, myself included, and I hope that I’ve been able to capture part of that struggle and shown that learning to understand both sides can be rewarding.
7. Any sneak peeks at what is upcoming from you?
Next up from me will be contemporary western novella titled “Getting Ahead”. It’s about a star barrel racer recovering from an injury. Her career is everything to her and she’s determined to keep her entire focus on riding. While she’s training, she meets and ex-bareback rider who helps her with more than getting back on her horse.
It should be available from Breathless Press sometime this fall.
8. What is it that you like to do when you’re not reading/writing?
When I’m not reading/writing as the author part of me, I’m usually doing the same thing as the side of me that is working on getting a PhD. When spare time appears, I can be found playing board games or baking some crazy concoction.
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