Author of over forty romance novels, Emily Mims combined her writing career with a career in public education until leaving the classroom to write full time. In addition to eighteen Candlelight Ecstasy Romances under the pen name 'Emily Elliott', she has written two series under her own name, the Texas Hill Country series and the Smoky Blue series, and has completed four books in the Durango Street Theatre series. The mother of two sons and grandmother to six, she and her husband Charles split their time between San Antonio and their lake home in the Texas Hill Country, and make frequent trips to Tennessee to see grandchildren. When not busy at the word processor, she plays the piano, organ and dulcimer. She plays her ukulele with two singing groups and has even been known to sing a song or two at the mic. She says, "I love to write romances because I believe in them. Romance happened to me and it can happen to any woman-if she'll just let it."
Emily W Mims is the author of books: Mistletoe (The Smokey Blues, #6), Amethyst (The Smokey Blues, #9), Mist (The Smokey Blues, #1), Noelle, Vivi's Leading Man (Durango Street Theatre Book 1), Evergreen (The Smokey Blues Book 3), Ruby (The Smokey Blues, #8), Violet (The Smokey Blues, #7), Indigo (The Smokey Blues, #4), Smoke (The Smokey Blues, #2)