Originally, the planet Emoria was called Emarot. My sister Rebekah came up with the name, though she insists I spelled it wrong. After the first draft, Across the Stars underwent some significant reconstructions. One was the clarification of the history, geography and government of Emoria. It was then that I changed the name of the planet to Emoria and wrote its history. This history can be found in chapter three, related by JudyAnne Williamson.
Something I love about Emoria is the historical lifestyle of the people. Despite living in a galaxy filled with space travel and advanced technology, they live simple lives that are a mixture of medieval times and American pioneers. I loved how, by creating Emoria, I was able to put space travel and swordfights, foreign galaxies and dungeons into one story. As one of my readers said, “It was a fantasy story with a science fiction backdrop.” And all because of Emoria.