She is a member of Romance Writers of America and numerous RWA chapters. A firm believer in paying it forward (and backward and sideways), she has served as president, vice president, secretary, newsletter editor, workshop presenter and committee chair at the local and national level. She also contributes her time and experience by volunteering to judge writer contests, such as RWA’s Golden Heart, Yellow Rose RWA Winter Rose, Washington Romance Writers Marlene Contest and Smoky Mountain Romance Writers Laurie Contest.
An exuberant and outgoing type who doesn’t do well with just a desk and a computer for company, EmKay is a participant of several critique groups. She is a founder and alumni of Pro-SAC (PRO-Seeking Authors Commit), a page-producing work group headquartered at the Mira Mesa Panera in San Diego, CA.
Her manuscripts have finaled and won in numerous contests, including Spring Into Romance, The Unpublished Beacon and RWA’s prestigious Golden Heart.