Emma Clark Lam
An Author's NotebookWelcome 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.
In 2015, my short story, Moonlight Jasmine, was shortlisted in the Henley Literary Festival short story competition. I was one of six finalists who had each written a story inspired by the name of a tea!
An Author's Notebook was also a finalist in the BritMums' Brilliance in Blogging (BiB) awards in the 'writer' category, back in 2014.
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.