About

When I’m not writing books, I’m reading them. For many years I was an English teacher in a secondary school in Devon. Nowadays, I write full time. It’s my absolute dream-come-true job!Photo on 24-04-2015 at 10.31

As a child, I wrote stories about ponies and pop stars, though not together. Today they call it fan-fiction; back then it was just weird.

After school, I worked as a reporter on a local newspaper. From there I went to university to study English Literature. After backpacking around the Middle East, South America, Australia, I did a PGCE in English and became a teacher.

Many years later, I bought myself a lovely big notebook and some new pens. I enrolled on the MA Writing For Young People at Bath Spa University, and got writing again. ‘Frost Hollow Hall’ was started on the MA course. It is my first novel, and took two years and many cups of tea to write.
I live in the Somerset hills with my husband and two Jack Russell terriers.

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Five More Things About Me:
• I am obsessed with snow.
• My dogs Pip and Bertie snooze next to me when I’m writing.
• I have been a vegetarian since the age of 11.
• I love peanut butter AND marmite AND cucumber on toast – don’t knock it ‘til you try it.
• My favorite book is ‘Fingersmith’ by Sarah Waters.

6 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Emma it’s Amber here in NZ (your nephew) I loved your book the girl who walked on air it’s a really good story!!! Love Amber

  2. Hi Emma
    We are looking forward to your visit to Sticklepath School next week. Our children have loved reading your books over the last few, particularly Frost Hollow Hall which has been one of our most popular guided reading books.

  3. Hi Emma, I just read frost hollow hall, my friend recommended it to me and it was brilliant!!!! I would love to be an auther when I’m older.

    1. Hi Laura
      Thanks for you message- really chuffed to hear you liked Frost Hollow Hall! Do thank your friend for recommending it too! If you love books and reading and writing then being an author is the very best job in the world. Follow your dream! Emmax

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