The Short Version:
Emily Gale has been involved in the children’s book industry for over twenty years. In the UK she worked as an editor for Penguin and Egmont, and later as a freelance manuscript consultant and pre-school book writer. In Australia she has worked with literary agent Sheila Drummond, finding new children’s and YA authors; she has reviewed for Bookseller and Publisher, been a judge for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards (YA Category) and spent several happy years at independent bookshop Readings as a children’s buyer, during which time she was instrumental in establishing the Readings Children’s Book Prize. Emily’s writing includes four novels for teenagers – Girl, Aloud in 2009, Steal My Sunshine in 2013, The Other Side of Summer in 2016, and I Am Out With Lanterns in 2018. She wrote Eliza Boom’s Diary books 1 & 2in 2014, for younger readers. Her next novel has been co-written with Australian author Nova Weetman and is due out in 2021.
I have co-created a video series with Nova Weetman, consisting of 10x 10-minute videos on all aspects of creative writing. This is aimed at students aged (roughly) 9-14. Website: www.emilyandnova.com