Emily Burnet

Bullets and Bylines Cover Reveal

We are so close to the release of another book, y’all.

How close is this close?

Well today, I have a book cover for you and more information about Bullets and Bylines! This is the second book featuring Emily Burnet, a journalist in Austin, Texas.

Bullets and Bylines Cover Reveal

Out of the three books for Emily that are coming out this year, I found Bullets and Bylines to be the hardest one, maybe out of fear of the second book. In this book, I explored more of failing to be a decent friend but how to support friends the best way you can.

The other big difference when writing this book wasn’t even in the book, but in my life. Every book I’ve written has a bit of romance, I’ve got a sweet spot for it in my reading and writing. But until I wrote this book earlier this year, I hadn’t had any romance in my own life. I don’t think the influence is obvious in the writing (or maybe I’m wrong) but it was a new experience to write these moments having someone in my own life.

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Either way, it’s exciting to share this book with you.

Bullets and Bylines


Sixteen year-old Anna Martinez has gone missing from her high school and the police know just who took her: her principal. 

Journalist Emily Burnet has spent the last six months insisting she was in the right place at the right time when it came to helping Austin Police Department find national talk-show host Claire Scott. Since then, Emily’s tried to focus on her job – tell the story, not be a part of the story.

When Emily’s best friend, Rosa, comes to her, upset over a moment she witnessed between her student and her boss, Emily knows exactly who her friend needs to call – Detective Austin Cooper.

Emily makes a deal with Austin, one she’s made before, to be his source so she can keep Rosa in the loop and write the story for her job. If only keeping her feelings in check were as easy as helping her friend.

The clock counts down as they try to find the girl and Emily might have to make some long term choices about her career and where it’s taking her lately.

Bullets and Bylines Sneak Peek

It’s time to hunker down and get the wheels grinding again. Y’all, I am almost done with writing books for the year! The next two books will be out before my birthday in November, which means two books in three months. Crazy? You bet, but I’m ready for this. I’ll be breaking down everything going on soon (both with books and in my regular life) but for now, I just want to share something with you. Something pretty awesome.

Sneak Peek for Bullets and Bylines

A sneak peek! In the next few weeks, you should expect to see more and more about the next two books in the Emily Burnet series – Bullets and Bylines and then Cameras and Confessions.

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For now though, you can read the first sneak peek of Bullet and Bylines today!

Read the Sneak Peek Now!

Meet Emily Burnet

Back in 2016, when I was getting ready to release Double Played, the second book in The Cassie Morgan Series, I wrote a post that introduced my main character, Cassie, to people who weren’t familiar with her story. Now that I’m preparing to release the second book in my second book series in the next month, I thought it would be fun to introduce you to my other main character – Emily Burnet.

The process of creating Emily was such a different process from creating Cassie. When I first started writing Cassie’s story, I was fourteen and didn’t know how to make characters stand on their own. Cassie gets a lot of herself from me. Emily stands out more.

Now, I’m a believer that we give a little bit of ourselves to all our main characters, and Emily is no different. We both have lived in Texas (Austin specifically) and Emily’s hometown of Anna, Texas is about thirty miles from my hometown of Flower Mound, Texas.

Emily’s a journalist at a news station here in Austin, reporting stories before she gets caught up in trying to solve them. It’s a new angle to explore for solving a crime – something more hands-off than actual law enforcement but still almost as vital. Without journalists, there would be no one to get the story out to the public.

Emily happens to be one of the sweeter characters I’ve written. While Cassie has a healthy dose of snark, Emily doesn’t. That was one big difference I struggled to really capture. While Emily is much nicer than Cassie is to people, there’s this point I feel I need to emphasize – she’s nicer, sweeter, sure, but she’s still a strong woman with flaws.

Over the past few years, I’ve realized that writing strong women that are flawed and multi-dimensional, that’s become my underlining mission – to create real women. This wasn’t always my mission with writing stories, or at least I didn’t realize it.

Emily and Cassie are both – strong, flawed, independent (to a fault – they both get that from me) but at the same time, personality-wise they’re different.

Emily Burnet is the kind of woman you’d be friends with, easily. With her job, it was important to make her likable in a way that Cassie Morgan wouldn’t be.

If you’re wanting a lighter, more fun mystery series, Emily’s series is definitely for you. The first book shows her trying to navigate an aspect of a story she hasn’t experienced before – the law enforcement side.

This second book that I’m currently working on sees Emily trying to focus on her job and just work while moving past the events of the first book. There are also timely situations in regards to #metoo and topics of the same.

This book series has come together so fast and I’ve loved getting to know Emily and I hope you will, too.

Everything You Need to Know About Airtime and Alibis

The release of my next book, Airtime and Alibis, is imminent and today I want to take some time to provide some answers on all the questions everyone has involving the book and my writing lately. So let’s talk about everything you need to know about Airtime and Alibis. 

Everything You Need to Know About Airtime and Alibis

1. When is the book coming out?

The book will be coming out tomorrow, March 26th.

2. Where can I read the book?

The book will be available on Amazon’s kindle platform. Once all three stories in the series are out, they’ll be available on other platforms like Kobo or Nook.

3. Will I be able to purchase a paperback of the book?

As this is a short story, I’ll be releasing two sequels back to back this year. Once all three are available for purchase, I’ll do a 3-in-1 for the paperback. If you’re interested in a paperback copy, sign up for my newsletter so you know when they’ll be available.

4. How many books will be in the series?

I’ll be releasing three short stories in a row before I go back to my other series, The Cassie Morgan Series. But because the books in this series stand on their own a little more than the other series, there is always the option I’ll come back and write some more. I expect there may be another set of three short stories in mid-late 2020. So for now there will be three.

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6. What is this book even about?

Yes, someone asked me this. The short? It’s a story about a journalist who ends up working with a local cop to find a missing woman in a case that gains national attention. To read more about the book, click here.

7. Will I like your book?

Yes, this is a question people ask, too. The short? I can’t tell you. But if you love cozy mysteries with a little bit of romance (or even just one of those things), you might like this book series.

8. Where can I learn more?

Obviously, this website will have lots of information about the book and its release, however, if you want to get new info first, you’ll want to sign up down below for the newsletter!

 

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