Emily has always loved reading poetry and has been writing poetry from a young age, she has been focusing more on her creative writing since the birth of her 22 month old daughter Elodie who inspires a lot of her poetry and children's books she has written, including Ruby's Big Red Heart and the Lucy & 3 Bears series she is currently working on. She loves to write in rhyming verse and is a big fan of Julia Donaldson and Lorna Crozier!
As a child Emily grew up reading a lot and was a massive fan of Roald Dahl and Dr Seuss with Dr Seuss being a big influence for her stories and style of writing (poetry and books). She loves reading a new book but equally loves writing stories and allowing the imagery of the adventure to flow around in her mind. She's a big fan of space and fantasy so a lot of the stories and ideas she has for stories involve the moon, stars, planets, fairies, dragons etc. Emily loves writing fiction and pushing her imagination to unusually weird places, a lot of the story plots she has written and have ideas for, explore an over the top uniqueness, especially the stories from the Lucy & 3 Bears series, for instance, A Whale Swam Out Of My Sink, which was one of the first short picture books she wrote from the series.
A Celebration of Loving Equally
“Happy Valentine’s Day world,” says Ruby, looking out at the sun. Ruby has a big heart and wants to send love to everyone…
A heart for my mummy who’s still asleep in bed.
A heart for my daddy who’s in his garden shed.
A heart for my cat sitting on top of the car.
A heart for the neighbour’s son who’s playing his guitar.
A heart for the postman who’s posting letters through the door.
A heart for the insects crawling along the floor.
A heart for the kids playing in the park.
A heart for the tweeting birds and singing lark.
A heart for the fluffy owls perched in the tree.
A heart for the green frogs who are covered in algae.
A heart for the ducks sitting by the marsh.
A heart for the snake slithering through the green grass.
A heart for the bunnies emerging from their hole.
A heart for the brown horse cuddling with her foal.
A heart for the little girl giving her daddy a kiss.
A heart for the elderly couple who give a sigh of bliss.
A heart for the blue whale swimming in the sea.
A heart for the seagulls picking at beach debris.
A heart for the jelly fish sunbathing in the sand.
A heart for the boy who’s holding his mummy’s hand.
A heart for the crying baby who’s bouncing in a chair.
A heart for the girl who always loves to share.
A heart for the old man who seems very alone.
A heart for every living thing on this planet we like to call our home.
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Ruby has a big heart that has room for all, from adults that are big to insects that are small. Sharing love to everyone she meets along the way, as she enjoys her morning stroll on this very loved up day.