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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 produced thousands of original audio stories for children. However, Anna considers herself a versatile storyteller who is equally comfortable writing for any age group, and in almost any genre or format, adapting like a chameleon to the age and circumstances of her readers.

Anna is also the creator of Spoonpress Audio and Spoonpress Romance - two brand new fiction podcasts (see

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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