Emily Gale has worked in the children’s book industry for over twenty years, as an editor, a reader for a literary agent, and a children’s book buyer for Melbourne indie bookstore Readings. Hailing from London but a resident of Melbourne for 12 years, Emily’s first Australian Young Adult novel was Steal My Sunshine (2013).
Her middle-grade novel, The Other Side of Summer (2016) was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards and published in America where it was a Junior Library Guild selection. Its YA follow-up, I Am Out With Lanterns (2018) was shortlisted for the Ethel Turner Award and the WA Young Readers Book Award. Eliza Boom, a hapless inventor, is her junior fiction character and is published in multiple languages.Her next novel was co-written with Nova Weetman and comes out in 2021.
Emily features in the WAM schools program, co-presenting alongside Nova Weetman.