About Emily

Emily Kemme, Author of Feeding the Famished. Her first novel, "In Search of Sushi Tora," was named a finalist for First Novel in the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Emily Kemme, Author of Feeding the Famished. Her first novel, “In Search of Sushi Tora,” was named a finalist for First Novel in the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Her second novel, Drinking the Knock Water: A New Age Pilgrimage, was just released.

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 PilgrimageShe 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).




  • Reply Lori Gama August 14, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Once again, your writing moves me, like catching a train of your thoughts – I get on at one “stop” in the journey, enjoy the ride, feel the emotions of it, laugh or cry, and then get off the train (your blog) and get back to my Greality until the next newsletter.

  • Reply Linda Schreiber August 8, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Wonderful blog…wonderful writing…wonderful photos!
    Go Emily! Smiles, Linda Schreiber

    • Reply Emily Kemme August 8, 2013 at 12:32 pm

      Thanks, Linda! Spread the word about my writing to your connections. It’s through my dedicated readers that I’m building a community!

  • Reply Marina September 21, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    You have really interesting blog, keep up posting such informative posts!

  • Reply Fatima Groom March 8, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    What a wonderful site! I am enjoying it! This is GREAT Emily!!

  • Reply JoAnn McGrath March 3, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I enjoy the art of cooking something new and sharing with family and friends. I plan to try the Chicken Provencal recipe for an up coming birthday celebration. Thanks for sharing your talents. JoAnn

  • Reply Beverly Wallace March 3, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Such fun. Nice to see you keep reinventing yourself with new and exciting things to do and say. I'm most interested in your books. How did you go about being published and what lead you to write. Newspaper columns have been the extent of my writing hobby. On to other things… the Chicken recipe looks delicious, but I would be more interested in a Matzo ball soup recipe, if you have one. Haven't had any good soup since we left California. Izzy's Deli in Santa Monica had the best. Their mushroom barley soup was awesome too. Anyway, good luck with this.

  • Reply Dimitria Hurst February 22, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Love the blog, Emily! Doug's design work is impressive, too. Wow. And love the Roast Chicken Provencal recipe. Several years ago, I had Roast Chicken Provencal made by Babette's Feast of Fort Collins. It was out of this world, and I've been trying to find or replicate that recipe for years. This might be it!

    • Reply Emily Kemme February 22, 2011 at 11:10 am

      I've never eaten at that restaurant, but I hope this recipe will be what you're looking for! Thanks!

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