About Me

Author Emma Clark Lam
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Emma Clark Lam
An Author's Notebook

Welcome to my blog! I am a mum, a former BBC journalist and an ebook author. Generally there is a bookish theme to my posts, but within that context I blog about family life, feminism, travel and anything that piques my curiosity. Sometimes it’s a matter of opinion and other times it is a flight of fictional fancy. Look out for my alter ego: Hermaphrodite Mum. I also run two occasional blog series: Review (about books, film and theatre) and People watching (interviews and character studies). 

I have published two novels on Amazon's Kindle platform: The Puppet Master and A Sister for Margot. The Puppet Master is romantic thriller staged in 1970s Indonesia, while A Sister for Margot is a family saga set in the second-world war and modern-day Ibiza. For more information about these books, click on My Novels page.

Last year my short story, entitled Moonlight Jasmine, was shortlisted in the Henley Literary Festival 2015 short story competition. I was one of six finalists who had each written a story inspired by the name of a tea! 

In 2014, An Author's Notebook was a finalist in the BritMums' Brilliance in Blogging (BiB) awards in the 'writer' category.

Background Bio

As a child I enjoyed an itinerant lifestyle, following my parents around the globe. During those early years, I lived in Indonesia, Abu Dhabi, France and Oman, and spent most of my summers in Ibiza with my grandparents. 

After a long stint at boarding school and three years studying English Literature at Oxford University, I opted for a career in the media. In the late 1990s I moved to New York for two years to run a financial publication and loved every minute - my apartment on the Upper West Side, the museums, my American friends. Later I returned to London and joined BBC News Online as a business/economics journalist and a features writer. 

In 2004, following the birth of my daughter, I decided to freelance and write fiction full-time. Home is now Henley-on-Thames in the UK, where I have settled with my husband, daughter and son. I still love to travel and try to visit Asia whenever I can.

View my website www.emmaclarklam.com