Emily Gale has been involved in the children’s book industry for over twenty years. In the UK she worked as an editor for Penguin and Egmont, and later as a freelance manuscript consultant and pre-school book writer. In Australia she has worked with literary agent Sheila Drummond, finding new children’s and YA authors; she has reviewed for Bookseller and Publisher, been a judge for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards (YA Category) and spent several happy years at independent bookshop Readings as a children’s buyer, during which time she was instrumental in establishing the Readings Children’s Book Prize. Emily’s writing includes four novels for teenagers – Girl, Aloud in 2009, Steal My Sunshine in 2013, The Other Side of Summer in 2016, and a new Young Adult book due this August (2018) called I Am Out With Lanterns, as well as Eliza Boom’s Diary, in 2014, for younger readers.