ANNA EMM is a South African author who lives in London with her husband, two daughters and two cats. She has written more than 3,000 children's stories, 21 short romance novels, 38 detective novellas, 5 suspense novels, and various stage productions. In South Africa she has often appeared on TV and radio, speaking about the therapeutic power of stories.
Anna struggled with severe depression in her teens, and tried to commit suicide twice. She has always been an obsessive reader and started writing her own stories from a very early age. But it was only later, after a degree in Education and working with traumatised children, that she realised the crucial role the stories had played in her own mental survival and healing. She has since made it her life's work to study the effect of fiction on the brain, and to create the kind of stories that will improve mental health and build resilience against trauma.
What Readers Are Saying:
"Anna gives a voice to the underdog, to those who struggle to fit in, to make us feel we're not alone. These stories say it's okay to be a little odd..."
"These books have sparked my love for reading again..."
"... the calmness is still experienced long after finishing the book."
"If ever I should find myself stranded on an island with only books to keep me company, I will be completely content as long as they are Anna Emm's books!"
"I read everything this woman writes..."