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  1. Hi Emma,

    I don’t know if you’ll remember but I bought Frost Hollow Hall for a friend. Anyway, she couldn’t wait for me to read it so she could share something with me I thought you may be interested so I copied it here: xxx

    On page 282 are the words; Will turned over the picture in his hand. ‘ Well it says here: sixth of February 1871″.’ Everything stopped. ‘Give me that!’ I seized the picture from him. As I read the writing on the back of it, a sob broke from my mouth. There it was, as clear as day, that date which linked everything together…

    As I read the words “the date which linked everything together”, everything stopped for me too, because it suddenly hit me that that day’s date was the 6th of February!!!! I had to double check on a calendar & I got a proper shiver down the spine!! Up until that exact moment, I had genuinely not registered what the date was. It is rare for me to read books during the day…I usually save them for bedtime…yet I’d been pulled towards FHH that day & read the majority of the book (up to the end) on the very day that is so important in the story! I thought that was quite a spooky coincidence!! :-s

  2. Good evening,

    There’s no reason you would remember, but we spoke in the green room at the Hay Festival, when I broke the etiquette, disturbed you and asked advice on getting published (advice which you very kindly offered). I have just read ‘Frost Hollow Hall’ and loved it – what a wonderful story! The strange thing is that I bought it months before I spoke to you, but didn’t put two and two together until afterwards! One of those forehead-slapping moments. So I just wanted to say thank you for your help again and I’m looking forward to getting through your other ones.

    Nico

    PS, I’m sure you know already, but ‘In Darkling Wood’ was one of a handful of children’s books featured in The Week’s review of reviews in the 1st Aug issue. I’ve got my copy ordered!

    1. Hello Nico
      Yes, I remember us chatting at Hay! Now that it’s summer hols time I’d imagine you’ve got a bit more writing time. Hope it’s all going well and most importantly, that you’re enjoying it! Glad to hear you liked FHH. Yes, IDW has recently been released, which is always a bit nerve-wracking, so it’s lovely to be reviewed nicely!
      Wishing you all the best with your writing/story
      Emma

  3. Hi Emma,

    Thanks for the reply! I’ve been away, or I would have replied sooner myself. Yes, I finished the umpteenth draft of my novel (it began to feel like I was just pushing paint around the canvas), and I have sent off the chapters and synopsis. I’m now in the painful weeks of radio-silence! It feels as though I’ve sent off my soul for someone to judge and find wanting… Anyway, enjoy what remains of the hols and thanks again for your help!

    Nico

  4. Dear Emma Carroll my name is Zola and I am nearly 10 years old and I am writing from Sydney, Australia. I have read all 4 of your books and can’t wait for your fifth one to come out. Today at school, my teacher gave us a task to choose one character from a book to come to life. I chose Tilly Higgins because she is daring, dangerous, and curious. A lot like me. As my mum says. I would really like to meet you one day and I would love you to sign one of my books. You are my favourite author. No matter what you do, you make the book exciting.

    1. Hi Zola
      Great to hear from you all the way on the other side of the world! I’m so glad that you’ve enjoyed all 4 books- and that you’re like Tilly in real life! She’s probably my favourite character too. Bravery and being curious are very VERY cool personality traits. If ever I’m in Australia I’ll let you know so we can say hello in person!
      Sending you lots of good wishes
      Emma 🙂

    1. Hello!
      Thanks so much getting in touch + your invitation to appear on your blog. I’m currently working on two very tight deadlines for different publishers so really can’t squeeze in any more blog pieces until the end of November at the earliest. Does that sound do-able to you? Let me know and thanks again, Emma

      1. Hi, that’s perfectly ok! I’ll wait and get back to you again. 😀 And good luck for the deadlines!!

  5. Hi Emma,
    I love you Book THE GIRL WHO WALKED ON AIR Iam from a circus family so I feel so involved in it all you right amazingly I love every moment I can see in all in my head.

    1. Hi Hattie, thanks so much for your message! I’m thrilled you enjoyed The Girl Who Walked On Air, especially because of your family background in the circus. That’s really awesome! Can you walk the tightrope? I can’t, sadly, but watched lots of people doing it when writing the book. It must be an incredible skill to have. Emma:))

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