Emma Fay

A member of the Romance Writers of America Emma Fay was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.

An outstanding student in literature and the arts she proceeded on with her dream of becoming a writer. Her most recent pseudonym, Emma Fay is a dedication to both her mother-in-law Emma, and her mother Fay. This published author has written for more than twenty years under the pen names of Fannie's Girl and Trude Brooks. Her first novella Detoured Lives is  ...See more >

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"Serendipity leads to a touching story of loving and being loved."

Kirkus Reviews


Three people meet in a broken elevator, and their lives change forever.

Fay (Detoured Lives, 2013) takes on the story of three lives intertwined by chance. Harrison, Molly, and Anka meet when an elevator stalls out at a luxury apartment building where hedge fund manager Harrison works, call girl Molly has an appointment, and model Anka has a shoot. A deep bond arises from the hours they spend together, particularly between the two women. After they all escape, Harrison and Anka begin a romance, while Molly deals with the fallout of her longtime affair with a local politician and contends with a tragedy that threatens to break her heart. Molly and Anka remain close, even as drugs pull Anka away from Harrison and his own ego blocks his ability to become intimate with anyone. Though Harrison, Anka, and Molly drift closer together and farther apart as the novel progresses, they never leave one another’s lives. Each has demons to handle, from addiction to manslaughter to a kidnapped child, but they always circle back to meet one another in some way. Fay focuses on what it means to be part of a family and what it means to love, and while there are tragic outcomes in many cases—including the dissolution of more than one marriage and the end of more than one life—she leaves a glimmer of hope at every turn. The book is also deeply sexual, from Molly’s career to Harrison’s erotic exploits. At its core, though, Fay’s novel deals with what happens when lives collide and how imperfect people handle human connection.

Serendipity leads to a touching story of loving and being loved.


Literary/Fiction Romance

Detoured Lives is a character-driven story about four women friends whose devotion for each other provides support and endurance. Twists of fate and liaisons unfurl in late night calls and conversations at their favorite restaurant. The protagonists are Sandy Green, a woman of power and determination to succeed in business, Judy Bennet a woman who suffers an alcohol addiction and abuse, Diane Barnes who is unlucky in love and who also seeks a lost twin brother, and Maggie Marsh, whose only son commits suicide, forcing her to turn her life around. This novella filled with romantic tension and suspense appeals to women of all ages, as well as those who enjoy a true life moments, tears, and knowledge that friendships carries us through life. Love, murder, passion and death create suspenseful reading. "A romantic drama about four friends who support each other through life's ups and downs." "Children's book author Fay branches into adult fiction with this novella. The story belongs to four women- Maggie, Diane, Sandy and Judy- who remain close friends through various trials and tribulations. The novella contains one section for each character, chronicling detours that the women encounter as they find and lose love throughout their lives." "Fay succeeds at crafting independent, strong and sexually driven female characters who attract a range of men. This makes for some enjoyable reading." -Kirkus Reviews

ISBN: 9780971535435
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