Emma writes her own love story
EMMA Remington knows a thing or two about true love stories – she and her husband Wade are, after all, the stars of one such tale.
But Ms Remington (nee Hill) is now adding mystery, drama and intrigue to her repertoire, with the launch of her first novel yesterday.
She is better known to Chronicle readers as one half of our specially chosen wedding competition couple, who tied the knot two years ago in a romantic beachside setting.
Back then we invited our readers to submit their own true love stories and Ms Remington’s story about hers and Wade’s romantic engagement won them a wedding prize package that included generous sponsorship from Fraser Coast businesses and their journey up to and down the aisle published in the Chronicle.
Ms Remington’s writing talents have again earned her a place in the limelight.
Her debut novel, titled Linked, was launched in Mt Isa, where the couple now lives. The mystery novel is the first in a trilogy titled The Linked Saga and its launch is a dream come true for Ms Remington.
“It’s been a really big confidence boost,” she said.
“I had no confidence before.
“I’ve had so much support both here and in Maryborough.”
“The book was actually written in Maryborough and Maryborough is still my home, so I didn’t want to leave them out.”
Ms Remington had been expecting more than 300 people to attend yesterday’s launch.
The Remingtons moved to Mt Isa in February last year, where Wade is a project manager for North West Equipment Hire and Emma the office manager for the same company.
It has been a great career move for the two, who say they are very happy with the way things are going, but they would love one day to return home to the Fraser Coast.
Plans for a family are also on their “one day” agenda but right now they are too busy, with Emma half-way through the second novel in her series, titled Touched, and hoping to make writing a full-time career.
She will have 1500 signed copies of her novel at tomorrow’s launch but is hoping to make copies available closer to home as well.
She will be speaking with book shops here about stocking it but in the meantime you can log on to www.thelinkedsaga.com (site currently accessible by logging on to www.google.com and typing web address into search field) to order a copy from tomorrow.
‘The book was actually written in Maryborough and Maryborough is still my home, so I didn’t want to leave them out’