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Emilie Burack

Biography

Emilie Burack

I write historical fiction because I HAVE to know what it was like. When a piece of history grabs my attention, especially one with an unusual human connection, I dig and dig until I find the story behind the details.
 
Years ago, I found a shoe box in the back of my father’s closet filled with cassette recordings made by my grandfather. He was 84 when he made them, and if he hadn’t thought the stories important enough to pass down, nearly all of what I know about my ancestors would have been lost forever. When I heard him say that his grandfather “lived in a place where they had little ponies with long hair,” I had to know more. When I discovered that place was the Shetland Islands, the story for The Runaway's Gold began to percolate.
 
I grew up on a farm in northern New Hampshire, learned to write at Kent School, and earned my degree in International Relations from Mount Holyoke College. I live in New Hampshire with my husband and two children.
 
Visit her website at: www.emiliechristieburack.com
Follow her on Twitter: @EmilieCBurack

Emilie Burack

Books by Emilie Burack

by Emilie Burack - Children's, Fiction, Historical Fiction

In 1842, Christopher Robertson’s family lives a difficult life as “crofters,” farmers and fishermen so in debt to the landowner that they have no hope of ever breaking free. To make matters worse, Christopher also lives under the thumb of his morally questionable father and devious brother. When his brother frames him for the theft of their father’s secret bag of coins, Christopher must leave his home and embark on a journey across the island to return the coins and clear his name. It’s a journey that takes twists and turns, including stops in prison, on a smuggler’s ship, and at the house of a beautiful girl --- and it ends with him escaping to a new life in America, which has dangers of its own.