Emma was born and grew up in Dunedin, in the far south of New Zealand but has lived in England for many years. Her short stories have won three awards and are collected in two publications, Over the Dam and The Lost of Syros. Many of her stories have been published in literary journals in England, Australia and New Zealand.
She is one of the organisers of a bi-monthly Falmouth-based live literature event, Telltales.
Organising live literature events for Telltales at Port Eliot Literary Festival, Penzance Litfest, Parklive and in Falmouth.
Emma is currently co-editor of Cornish Short Stories: A Collection of Contemporary Cornish Writing. This exciting new anthology of work by writers from Cornwall will be published by The History Press in May 2018.
Emma's second short story collection, Three Roads, is due from Red Squirrel Press in 2018.
Awards and Residencies
The SWWJ Elizabeth Longford Poetry Competition , 2014
The Sara Park Memorial Short Story Competition , 2013
The Society of Women Writers and Journalists (SWWJ) Theodora Roscoe/ Vera Brittain Award , 2011
The Society of Authors' Tom-Gallon Trust Award , 2011