Emily trained as an actor, spending years touring across the UK and Ireland with the set in a horse box. (She once died three times in the same show). Since then she’s appeared as a Georgian princess at Hampton Court Palace and worked for the National Trust at Cliveden Estate and Ham House, devising trails, events and exhibitions.
Emily writes haunting middle-grade mysteries, and her book The Flood Child won the Mslexia Childrens & YA Novel Competition and the Times/Chicken House Prize.
She grew up in Wiltshire but currently lives in Middlesex with her husband and two small children. When not writing or child wrangling, she can be found near the sea or eating brunch.