I've always been an avid reader. During elementary school I often got reprimanded for reading a book under my desk when I was supposed to be doing math. Now that I'm older, I get in trouble for reading when I'm supposed to be doing dishes....
I am a graduate of Utah Valley University in Orem, UT. I currently work as a District Office Manager for a Member of Congress here locally. I love politics and if I'm not reading, I can be found campaigning for someone or something. I'm also a bit of a techno geek. I enjoy building computers and playing on them.
I was married in December 2007 to my wonderful husband. We are currently living in Payson, UT where we both grew up. We have one child, a beautiful daughter named Abigail (named after Abigail Adams after I read John Adams by David McCullough and loved it!) born in March 2010.
I am a huge fan of YA fiction. I didn’t get into reading until I found myself 6 months pregnant in a new city, bored out of my mind having quit my previous job, powering through all 9 seasons of Seinfeld and ready for something new. Unpacking, I found my husband’s Harry Potter collection and thought, why not? That’s when I discovered my love of reading! There you have it, people: J.K. Rowling changes lives.
In 2002 I earned my BA in Marketing Communications from BYU and now live in the Bay Area working primarily as a mother to my two awesome daughters, supporter of my crazy Canadian husband and a freelance writer with multiple blogs/websites under my belt.
I love chocolate, mandarin oranges and funny TV. I’m short and overly pale, but I make up for it with my sparkling personality and natural charm. I’d tell you more, but I need to get back to reading. I mean work.
Anna Rose Johnson
Anna Rose Johnson graduated from Brigham Young University in Communications: Advertising/Marketing and while she spent a few years in the business game, she is now a freelance writer, working from home. She married her college sweetheart and together they have one little girl and a boy on the way. Her favorite book genres bounce between dystopia and historical fiction – you’ll find everything from Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies series to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice to Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons on her book shelf. She has a soft spot for children's and young adult fiction, delving into the fantastical worlds of Hogwarts, the Seven Realms and Panem’s 13 Districts on a regular basis. When not reading, Anna Rose enjoys DIY projects, blogging her exploits at The How-To Gal.
About the blog:
Emily's Reading Room was started in June 2009 as a way for me to give book recommendations to the many people who asked me for them.
This blog's focus is young adult fiction of all kinds. I feature up and coming books, authors, and the occasional post about the culture of reading.
I have a strange affinity to signed books, and am rapidly amassing a large collection of them. I especially love meeting authors and interviewing them.