Interview with Emma Woodbridge, Author of Archives, Artists, and Alibis

06 Feb 2024

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Archives, Artists, and Alibis?

My husband (who is my writing partner) and I both love to read and have made reading together an integral part of our marriage. We have spoken often over the years of writing together, and one thing led to another, and here we are. I wanted to mix my love of books with a fun form of escapism, and writing a cozy mystery series with a book-loving main character seemed to fit the bill perfectly. While writing together, we crack each other up, and I hope to be able to make the readers laugh as well.

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

Oh, this is a tough question! I love reading across multiple genres, but I definitely favor those with a mystery at their core. Sometimes a legal or medical thriller will hit just the right spot; other times it’s the lighter fare that feels more like a sitcom. It all really depends on my mood.

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

The most disorganized part of my life is my TBR list! It’s rare when a day goes by when I don’t add something to what I want to read next. I’ve been slowly working my way through a collection of Ray Bradbury’s short stories (his stories are excellent, by the way), and I’d like to read more of Sherlock Holmes’ stories soon as well.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

I had so much fun writing Archives, Artists, and Alibis! If I had to choose my absolute favorite scene to write, it would have to be when Charlie and her best friend Amanda break into a building looking for clues.

Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)

Perhaps not having a quirky habit is quirky? I tend to zone out when I write, and the world just fades into the background.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

You never know what someone else is going through. Be kind. Always.

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

Laughter is the best medicine! Nothing beats curling up with a good cup of tea or hot cocoa, your dog or cat at your feet, and a favorite book that can leave you feeling happy.


Emma Woodbridge is the author of the new book Archives, Artists, and Alibis

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