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Emma Carroll

When Emma is not writing books, she is reading them. She was an English teacher in a secondary school in Devon. Nowadays, she writes full time. It’s her dream-come-true job!

As a child, Emma wrote stories about ponies and pop stars, though not together. Today they call it fan-fiction.  

After school, Emma worked as a reporter on a local newspaper. From there she went to university to study English Literature. After backpacking around the Middle East, South America and Australia, she did a PGCE in English and became a teacher.

For many years, she bought herself a lovely big notebook and some new pens. She enrolled on the MA ‘Writing For Young People’ at Bath Spa University, and got writing again. ‘Frost Hollow Hall’ was started on the MA course. It was her first novel and took 2 years and many cups of tea to write.

She now lives in Somerset Hills with her husband and two Jack Russell terriers.


5 more things about Emma:

  1. She is obsessed with snow
  2. Her dogs Pip and Bertie snooze next to her when she’s writing
  3. She has been a vegetarian since the age of 11
  4. She love’s peanut butter AND marmite AND cucumber on toast.
  5. Her favourite book is ‘Fingersmith’ by Sarag Waters.

Books written by Emma Carroll