Emma was born and grew up in the far south of New Zealand. She lives in Cornwall.
Her publications are Over the Dam, a pamphlet of five short stories, (Red Squirrel Press, 2015) and The Lost of Syros (Cultured Llama Press, 2015), a collection of sixteen short stories. A second short story collection, Three Roads, is forthcoming from Red Squirrel Press in 2018. She is co-editor of Cornish Short Stories: A Collection of Contemporary Cornish Writing due to be published the The History Press in May 2018.
Emma’s short stories have won the Sara Park Memorial Short Story Competition 2013, the Society of Authors’ Tom-Gallon Trust Award 2011, and the Society of Women Writers and Journalists’ Theodora Roscoe/Vera Brittain Award 2011. Her work has been published in literary journals in England, New Zealand and Australia.
She is a mentor for the WoMentoring Project and an organiser of live literature event Telltales. As well as leading creative writing workshops, Emma offers short story critiques and manuscript assessments. She writes articles, book reviews and restaurant reviews, is a short story competition reader, and is judge of the Carrick U3A Prose Competition 2017. In recent years, she has read her work at Port Eliot Festival and Penzance Litfest and also given talks and delivered workshops at Looe Literary Festival and the Writers’ Café, Penzance.