Emily Gale has been involved in the children’s book industry for nearly twenty years and has worked as an editor, reviewer, talent finder and literary award judge. She spent several happy years at independent bookshop Readings as a children’s book buyer, during which time she was instrumental in establishing their Children’s Book Prize.
Emily’s writing includes two novels for teenagers – Girl, Aloud and Steal My Sunshine – and Eliza Boom’s Diary for younger readers.
Living on the other side of the world from the place she grew up and most of her family means that concepts of home, belonging and displacement have long occupied Emily’s mind, and inspired her to write The Other Side of Summer.
Author Emily Gale opens up about rejection and how she copes.Read more