As the award-winning author for her first novel, In Search of Sushi Tora, and on her lifestyle blog, Feeding the Famished, Emily Kemme writes about human nature, illuminating the everyday in a way that highlights its brilliance. Throughout her writing there is a skein of humor that leaves a lasting impression. She is a recipe creator but prefers not to be labeled a foodie. Look for a variety of recipes on her blog. Emily has recently released her second novel, Drinking the Knock Water: A New Age Pilgrimage. She is the Food & Lifestyle Contributor for the Greeley Tribune’s Taste Dining and Drinks section of the website.
As an author, Emily tends to look at the world in all its rawness, with an honesty that at times calls into question societal rules that are respected, if only for their longevity. She celebrates people’s differences and notes that the biggest problem with being different is when it’s deemed a problem.
Emily says she writes because her degrees in American and English History, followed by a law degree from the University of Colorado, left her searching for her voice. She also suffered from chronic insomnia.
“Writing helps clarify my mind, erasing clutter, and makes room for more impressions. My thoughts can be seemingly random and disconnected, but once they flow onto paper, a coherency and purpose emerges, directing patterns into story. I sleep much better, too.”
Emily’s first novel, In Search of Sushi Tora (2011 Arrowhead Publishing, LLC) was named a Finalist for First Novel in the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. She has recently released her second novel, Drinking the Knock Water: A New Age Pilgrimage. She is also a co-author of the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Award Winner for Regional Non-Fiction, The Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra: A Century of Musical Magic, 1911-2011, by Ron Edgerton, Emily Kemme, Norman Savig, Roger Sherman, Mike Ruckles, Howard Skinner, and Peggy Ford Waldo (2010 Paros Press, LLC).