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Emma Merritt

12 November 1940 - 18 October 1995

Emma F. Merritt was born on 12 November 1940 in Texas, USA. She resided with her husband, Paul, in San Antonio, where she wrote long letters to her twin sons, who both served in the Marine Corps. Her romances were published since 1983, she signed her novels as Emma Merritt and under the pseudonyms Emma Bennett and Micah Leigh. She was the first president of the San Antonio Romance Authors. She was widely known in the romance community as a tireless volunteer and mentor.

Emma Merritt passed away on 18 October 1995. Since then, the Romance Writers of America have honored the memory of Merritt by naming their National Service Award after her. The Virginia Romance Writers have also named a scholarship after Emma Merritt, and the San Antonio Romance Authors have named their conference and contest after her: the Merritt Conference and the Award of Merritt.

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