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.
Over the Dam (Red Squirrel Press, 2015);
The Lost of Syros (Cultured Llama Press, 2015)
Recent Awards and Residencies
The Society of Authors' Tom-Gallon Trust Award 2011;
The Society of Women Writers and Journalists (SWWJ) Theodora Roscoe/ Vera Brittain Award 2011;
The Sara Park Memorial Short Story Competition 2013;
The SWWJ Elizabeth Longford Poetry Competition 2014
Organising live literature events for Telltales at Port Eliot Literary Festival, Penzance Litfest, Parklive and in Falmouth.
Currently writing a work of fiction based on three generations of her family who have worked as florists and flower growers in Australia, New Zealand and Cornwall.