Emma Middleton is a picture book author, illustrator, children’s performer and former ballerina who lives in Brisbane, 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 several 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 published by Affirm Press in September 2019. Emma is also an illustrator, working in traditional media using pastel and watercolour. She has illustrated several picture books.
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.
Publications as an author:
- Can You Guess written by Emma Middleton and illustrated by Connah Brecon (published by Affirm Press 2019)
- The Bear in our Backyard written by Emma Middleton and illustrated by Briony Stewart (published by Affirm Press 2018)
- The Lion in our Living Room written by Emma Middleton and illustrated by Briony Stewart (published by Affirm Press 2017)
Publications as an illustrator:
- Clover's Big Ideas written by Georgie Donaghey and illustrated by Emma Middleton (published by Little Pink Dog Books 2017)
- The Dream Bird written by Aleesah Darlison and illustrated by Emma Middleton (published by Wombat Books 2018)
- If You Meet an Elephant written by Debbie Smith and illustrated by Emma Middleton (published by Little Steps 2019)
Facebook: Emma Middleton
Notes from the agent:
Emma Middleton is an amazing author-illustrator and a lovely person. Emma is also an exceptionally talented presenter as well.