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ANNA EMM is a South African author who lives in London.

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.


Born Anna Margriet Strydom, she gained popularity in South Africa under the pseudonym, Anna Emm. Through her indie-publishing company, Anna Emm Productions, she wrote and recorded thousands of original audio stories for children. During a television interview in 2019 Anna admitted that the children's stories were born out of her years as primary school teacher, but that it wasn't necessarily her genre of choice. Instead, she has sees herself as a versatile storyteller who is equally comfortable in almost any genre or format, adapting like a chameleon to the age and circumstances of her readers.

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..."


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