Tell us a little bit about your book.
Bully is a legal thriller about justice in every sense of the word. Its themes are full acceptance, respect for and equality in our choices and decisions as human beings and parents regardless of our sexual orientation, gender, race, or other status.
Have you published before?
Yes, my student note in law school.
Are you currently working on anything else?
Yes. I’m working through a plotline where “Jenna” is the main protagonist.
What is your favorite writing snack?
It’s hard to type and eat finger food, so I try to stick to yogurt.
What gets you in the mood to write?
Injustice and topics or situations I’m passionate about.
Who is your favorite character and why?
Claire Randall of the Outlander series because she is such a strong, independent, driven and wicked smart woman/protagonist.
Favorite book of all time?
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
I think breakfast says a lot about a person, what is your perfect breakfast?
Fresh steel-cut oatmeal with raisins, bananas and brown sugar, sour dough toast, thick-cut bacon and freshly brewed coffee—yum!
Do you have a favorite period of time that you like to write about or would like to live?
I absolutely love history, so any era where I can get a real sense of how people lived in terms of their pop culture, challenges, great loves and big events will draw me in, which is why I love time travel stories so much.
Please tell us in one sentence why we should read your book!
When I was in law school, the horrible Bowers v. Hardick was the law of the land, so even though Obergefell righted many past wrongs, there is still injustice and much work left to do in order to have full LGBTQ equality and acceptance.
Bully is a fast paced legal thriller where "The L Word" meets "Kramer vs Kramer." Bully begins in the 1980s when courts routinely stripped LGBT parents of their parental rights solely because they were gay. Bully then shifts to the 2000s to explore a typical lesbian relationship wherein Lisa meets Windy and they quickly fall for each other, despite Lisa’s plans for a baby. Although Lisa and Windy never marry, when Lisa breaks it off because Windy reveals herself to be a deadbeat, Windy files for custody of Lisa’s daughter to fatal effect… Bully explores the legal and emotional issues faced by single parents in the LGBT community and leaves readers asking the question: what rights do parents really have? It has been said, “In a world without law, you have chaos, oppression and tyranny and everyone doing what is right in their own eyes.” Bully is that story.
Emme Dun has been a lawyer for 23 years working in both the private and public sectors including clerking for a trial court judge. While in law school, Emme served as the president of the LGBT student group and had her student note published in the law journal. Bully is her first novel.