Emma is an award-winning and internationally published author of books for children and adults; an experienced presenter (both online and in-person); and a passionate Literacy Ambassador for the education charity, Ardoch. A vibrant new voice in Australian children’s literature, Emma’s debut rhyming picture book, Wonderful Shoes was awarded a CBCA Notable Book (Early Childhood, 2022); and featured on Play School Story Time(Series 5, ABC Kids TV, ABC iView, 2022). She is a former Occupational Therapist and has a keen interest in making storytelling props to dovetail with her picture books.
Emma has conducted sessions in Early Learning Centres, Schools, Bookshops and Libraries. She particularly enjoys speaking to Early Childhood and Primary School educators – where she shares her passion and knowledge for choosing and using quality children’s picture books in education settings.
Emma has presented to organisations such as: the School Library Association of Victoria (SLAV – Primary Branch); the CBCA Central Coast Sub-branch, NSW (Early Childhood PD Workshop); and the State Library of NSW.
To find out more about Emma and her new publications, follow her on Instagram/Facebook @emma.bowd.au or visit her website.
The Day You Were Born (illustrated by Hilary Jean Tapper; Affirm Press; August 2023) – picture book. Wonderful Shoes (illustrated by Tania McCartney; Windy Hollow Books; 2021) – picture book. The Shoe Princess’s Guide to the Galaxy (Bloomsbury, UK; 2009) – commercial fiction novel for adults.