Emily Gale has worked in the children’s book industry for over 20 years in various roles: in-house editor, consultant to a literary agent, children’s book buyer, award judge, reviewer, freelance manuscript assessor, and as a writer-in-residence in a high school library. Emily’s writing includes the Young Adult novels Girl, Aloud (2009), Steal My Sunshine (2013) and I Am Out With Lanterns (2018). For late primary/early high school readers she has written The Other Side of Summer (2016; a companion novel to I Am Out With Lanterns) and Aussie Stem Stars: Gisela Kaplan (2021). She wrote Eliza Boom’s Diary books 1 & 2 in 2014, for younger readers. Her latest novel is Elsewhere Girls (2021), with Nova Weetman.
Writer of thirteen books for children and young adults. Her middle grade novel, The Secrets We Keep, was shortlisted for many awards including the ABIA Awards, and the Sakura Medal in Japan. Nova's most recent middle grade novel Sick Bay was a CBCA Notable, shortlisted for the ABIA Awards Book of the Year and will be published in the US in June 2020 through Simon & Schuster. Nova published two novels in 2020: The Edge of Thirteen through UQP and Elsewhere Girls through Text Publishing.