Author Emma Vere-Jones spent her childhood in Wellington listening to stories, reading books and making forts in the bush with her brother. She now lives in Auckland, where she listens to stories, reads books and makes sandcastles on the beach with her husband and kids. Late at night, when the kids are in bed, she can often be found writing in a local cafė.
In 2014 her manuscript, Stan the Van Man, was selected as the winner of the Storylines Joy Cowley Award; it was published in August 2015. Her second book, Fizzy Pop, is due to be published in May 2016. Emma has had articles published in a numerous health and legal publications in the UK and Europe, where she worked as a journalist for more than a decade. She was also a regular contributor to UK children’s magazine Anorak.
Emma has also previously worked as an aerobics instructor, postie, flower seller, bar person, bouncer and tea lady. Most recently she has been a full time mum to her two young children – a role which demands the skills of a teacher, a cook, a peace-negotiator, a healer of hearts and cut knees, and, of course, a storyteller.
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