The short version
I’m Emma: mum, student, worker, writer, reader, coffee drinker and multi-tasker extroadinaire.
The long version
I’m Emma. Full-time mum to the cutest, cleverest and all round best five year-old boy in the world; aspiring writer and coffee addict. I have written many short stories, some of which have been published. I’m also studying for an English Literature degree with the Open University and manage to squeeze in a part-time job and occasional housework.
I could throw around cliches all day, but I genuinely do love to write. From Primary School where I spent Monday morning’s crafting interesting and only slightly made-up diaries through to Secondary School where I rewrote ‘A Midsomer Night’s Dream’ for the 20th Century in my spare time.
I’ve toyed with the idea of writing seriously for the past decade, but never really got around to doing much about it. This time is different. The last couple of years were a tough for me personally and have shown me that even the seemingly impossible can be possible, so here I am, giving writing my best shot!
I read on average two books a week (more if I’m sick or on holiday). I love all shapes and sizes of book – I’ve rarely met a book I didn’t like. I find it difficult to pick a favourite, but I could probably narrow it down to a Top 100 if you gave me time.
Yep, I’m a bit of a kid bore. I sometimes struggle to realise that not everyone is as fascinated with every single detail about the kid as I am. I try to curb the kid talk, but he’s so damn cute and amazing that I struggle.