Emma Garcia is an English author of chick-lit novels and children's books. She is most known for her adult Vivienne Summers Series. The first novel Never Google Heartbreak (2013) based on a true story of heartbreak. The novel has been translated into 15 languages.
Garcia attended Liverpool University and Roehampton University. She has worked as a sales assistant, waitress, technical assistant, chambermaid, sandwich designer, product manager, illustrator, and teacher, and lost years traveling and working in Asia. She has written and illustrated three children’s picture books before switching to adult fiction.
Never Google Heartbreak is the story of Vivienne Summers, a woman who wants to be married to her fiance but instead learns about heartbreak firsthand, sets up a website about it, and then finds and then finds her love, only to lose it and try again.
It is Emma's first novel loosely based on her own experiences of being in her thirties and single in London, of being dumped, getting over it, and falling for it all over again. She began the book as part of an MA in creative writing, where she penned essays about feminism and chick-lit.
“I was engaged, and he decided he couldn’t go through with it and called off the wedding three months before the big day,” Emma says.
Her second novel ‘OMG Baby!’ a sequel to Never Google Heartbreak, is out in 2014. Now she is working on her third novel, titled Playgroup, and mines the material around a group of close-knit women-friends.
Emma Garcia currently lives near Yorkshire with her husband, three children, and her faithful hound Elvis the labradoodle.
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