Let me start by dispelling the mystery for you. Emigh is pronounced exactly like Amy. Yep. It's pretty simple. In theory.

It's always fun to meet new people and watch them try to sound it out for the first few times. Eee-my? Eee-mig? Emmy? Eh-muh-guh-huh? Sometimes people say it's pretty, but usually they say "Whoa, that's...interesting." Just like a boy named Sue, I developed a thick skin and a healthy sense of humor about my name from an early age. That sense of humor flourished and now spills into every area of my life, including my writing.

No, my parents weren't on mind-altering drugs when they named me. It's an old family name which I've traced back to the early 1600's from Sensbachtal, Germany, in a region known as the Rhineland-Palatinate. Think medieval castles and vineyards. With a name like Emigh, I like to think that my passion for wine and writing fantasy is literally in my blood.

You had me at castles and vineyards.

You had me at castles and vineyards.