EM Kaplan



em_neck_sigAward-winning author, EM Kaplan, was an ’80s kid, spoonfed on six channels of a VHF dial TV. She grew up reading Agatha Christie and Edgar Rice Burroughs in rural Arizona where there were no sidewalks but plenty of tumbleweeds. A former wannabe spy, trombonist, toilet-cleaner, beginner ninja, and subversive marketeer, she currently lives in the frozen north with her husband, author JD Kaplan, kids, and dog.

You can also meet EM at her website


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The Bride Wore Dead (A Josie Tucker Mystery)

Just days after Josie is the last-minute bridesmaid at a massive Boston Brahmin wedding, the lovely bride dies on her honeymoon at an exclusive Arizona resort. The mother of the bride thinks Josie, with her…unique people skills, can find out what really happened. Josie discovers the dead bride may not have been the first to die. And to Josie’s horror, the killer has set his sights on her next.




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Dim Sum, Dead Some (A Josie Tucker Mystery)

Ivan Sorokin is missing. Who wants him out of the picture—his wife, his business partner, or the stripper who holds his heart?

Josie Tucker stands on Beach Street with her back to the San Francisco wharf. Above her, the Ghirardelli sign winks in the dusky twilight, seducing her. The ice cream parlor lights beckon like a lactose lothario, a casein casanova, trying hard to woo her. But her heart longs for dumplings, for dim sum. Chinatown. Dim sum. Murder. Josie’s perfect ingredients for adventure.


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Dead Man on Campus

A stalker. A liar. A dead man. But which is which?

A mysterious letter-writer causes havoc on the idyllic Bader University campus. After a professor receives numerous poison pen letters, more and more threatening in nature, Josie Tucker is on the case…grudgingly.

All the grumpy food blogger wants is to be left in peace with her dog, her man, and her laptop. She certainly doesn’t need her own gang of meddling kids. Now, she’s the leader of their pack.


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Full Slab Dead

“A stylish and gutsy mystery that offers humor, ghosts, and Texas BBQ. 9.5 out of 10.” BookLife Prize (Publisher’s Weekly)

Trouble down in Texas… When snarky food critic, Josie Tucker, heads to Austin, Texas, to wax philosophical about the local barbecue joints, she stumbles on to a decades’ old missing person case. With the help of a local reporter, a Goth ghost hunter, and a bunco-playing transvestite, she tries to unravel the heart-tugging, hidden history before the whole place goes up in smoke.


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Unmasked (Rise of the Masks, Book 1)

Monsters. Adventure. True love.

Mel can sense the blood beating through her companions’ veins. She can count the moments between heartbeats to tell who is sincere and who is lying. She is a Mask—a preternaturally sensitive, cloaked and imposing, impartial arbitrator, both revered and feared by everyone.

Mattieus Ottick, or just Ott to his friends, comes from the frozen north to hunt the strange ogre-like creatures, or trogs, that threaten the northern mines. Magical beasties? Nightmares come to life? The world as Ott knows it is about to change. Blessed by easy charm and good looks, Ott is used to the attention of females, but, gods above, he is knocked flat by the kiss of the ethereal woman he rescues. How could she possibly be a Mask?


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Unbroken (Rise of the Masks, Book 2)

Monsters. Adventure. True love.

No more broken promises…After fleeing Cillary Keep and fighting trogs in the frozen north, Mel and Ott travel south to the Red Desert to help reunite two sisters. Rav promised to return to her younger sister, Zunee, who has been left in charge of their family. Trogs, fires, sinkholes, and landslides–do the very elements conspire to keep the sisters apart?



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The Ella Menza Style

Ella Menza never leaves work early. She loves her copy of Strunk & White. She buttons her shirt up to the top. She buys beige furniture. She pays her bills on time and always says hello to her neighbors. If she were a superhero, her alter-ego would be SuperPoliteGirl. She doesn’t have any vices—as long as swearing in Italian doesn’t count. Right?



  1. Jackie Weger says:

    Hello! Emily and Welcome to eNovel authors at Work. Your books read exciting. So happy to have you and your books among us.

    Jackie Weger

  2. TJ Shortt says:

    Hi Emily! Welcome. This is a great group. Looking forward to working with you.

  3. Hello and welcome to a great group!

  4. Mary Smith says:

    Welcome, Emily. Impressive collection of books already out there. I’m sure you’ll enjoy being part of the group.

  5. Welcome to the group, Emily!

  6. TJ Shortt says:

    Welcome! Happy to have you here. Great to be working with you.

  7. Hi Emily. It’s good to see your page. We’re already acquainted by way of Twitter and other social media. I look forward to catching up with your books!

  8. P.C. Zick says:

    Welcome to the group! So happy to have you on board.

  9. Rosie Dean says:

    Hi, Emily.
    Welcome to this great band of indie authors.
    Good luck with your writing career.

  10. Dale Furse says:

    Hi Emily. Welcome to the best group ever. Love your covers. 🙂

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