Emma Middleton is a picture book author, illustrator, children’s performer and former ballerina who lives near Noosa, Queensland. After a career in performing arts, during which time she danced for the Vienna Ballet, she returned to Australia to direct and teach at The Brighton Dance Academy. Now Emma has returned to her first love – children’s books, and she writes fun-filled and heart-warming stories for children. She combines her passions of writing, teaching, music and performing by presenting theatrical storytelling and puppetry performances based on the characters from her books.
Emma is the author of companion picture books, ‘The Lion in our Living Room’ and ‘The Bear in our Backyard,’ both published by Affirm Press. Her new picture book, ‘Can You Guess?’ is illustrated by Connah Brecon and will be published in September 2019 by Affirm Press.
Emma is happiest when playing with new ideas, especially when she gets them to behave. She aims to provide a space where children’s imaginations can flourish; a space where stories nourish children’s hearts with compassion, joy and creativity.
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