Emma Woodcock, finally managing to not blink.

Finally managed to not blink

Emma Woodcock has worked variously as a pump jockey, envelope stuffer, librarian, potter, and for the past ten years, web designer.

She lives in Derbyshire with a boyfriend and a child – but still no dog, despite her constant hints.

She has been trying to write books for the past quarter century, but the need to make a living kept getting in the way. She has now perfected the ability to live on twigs and acorns in order to pursue her literary ambitions.

Darklands is her first novel.

It will be followed in 2015 by Kikimora, the story of a reluctant monster, a heart-broken magician, a frustrated violinist, a kind-hearted Rusalka – and the magician’s cat, who just might have the solution to all their problems.

Emma’s writing heroes are Diana Wynne Jones, Neil Gaiman and Philip Reeve. She would very much like to one day write something as magical, enthralling and oh, just perfect as Howl’s Moving Castle, Stardust or Mortal Engines.

  1. twinstiarasandtantrums says:

    Hey Emma

    Just found your page randomly on Facebook… Not sure if you remember me from school?
    Well done on following your dream! I’ve written a couple of kids books, sent them away and had plenty of great feedback but none published. It’s a hard industry to get into and always wondered about ebooks. I guess it’s different with me though because its mainly short text and pictures. I set up my blog three months ago now and I’m loving the writing side to that. If you ever get chance take a look 😉
    Good luck with your books 😉
    Lisa Wildgoose

    • elwoodcock says:

      Hi Lisa,
      Of course I remember you 🙂 Good to hear from you.
      Writing is *so* hard to get into! Do you illustrate your own books as well? Good feedback is a good start.
      I’d recommend looking into eBooks. Small children don’t tend to have their own kindles/ipads, of course. But their parents do, and their children love to look at stuff on them! It’s a hell of a lot of work being your own marketing machine, but it’s great to actually be part of the industry, in however small a way; to sell books and get feedback on them. And it’s all experience, which helps you to get better at your craft.
      Best of luck with it 🙂

  2. Marie Paurin says:

    Could be interested, I have paintings, miniatures and big ones.
    I haven’t facebook, you can contact me via e-mail.
    Thank you

    • elwoodcock says:

      Thanks Marie, I assume this is in response to the Wirksworth post? How do I get in touch with you? Do you have any of your work online?

      I guess you could comment with your email address (but write at instead of @ to deter bots? And I’ll delete the message as soon as I get your address so that it’s not published here.

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