About me

Emma Shevah

Welcome – Bienvenue – Benvenuti – Willkommen – Bienvenidos – ברוכים הבאים (Bruchim ha bayim) – أهلاً و سهلاً (Ahlan wa sahlan) – Καλώς Ήλθες – Välkomna – Cead míle fáilte – ยินดีต้อนรับ (yin dee dtôn ráp) – Hoş geldiniz

Lovely to have you here. My name is Emma Shevah and I’m the author of Dream on, Amber, Dara Palmer’s Major Drama, What Lexie Did/Lexie’s Little Lie and Hello Baby Mo.

What else can I tell you about me? My father was from Thailand and my mother is from Ireland (which probably makes me Thairish). I live in London but I’ve travelled far and wide and I love this planet so much I could go on about it for hours. I’m not finished with my travels yet, either: I have friends all over the world and hope to visit them all at some stage soon. I can speak a couple of languages and I’m trying to learn Thai but I’m a bad student with a head like a sieve. I cook yummy food but half the time I can’t be bothered to because I’d rather be writing. I love rain and I love storms. I read lots and I know a subordinate clause and a past participle when I see one because I teach English. I have four children, a dog called Spark and a baby tortoise called Slow Mo (short for Slow Motion, even though he’s speedy once he’s in the garden). And I’m busy writing more books. So I’d better get on with it.

Bye for now.



11 thoughts on “About me

    Amber Hudousek said:
    August 19, 2014 at 10:01 am

    My friend e mailed you and now she’s on you’re website so thanks now she’s very happy.

    […] author Emma Shevah had a great post in The Guardian’s children’s book section last week, detailing why […]

      Layla said:
      September 27, 2019 at 1:12 am

      I loveeeeeeee the book Lexie’s little you wrote Emma Shevah it is sooooooo good

    Discovery Monday: Dream On, Amber - Recorded Books Blog said:
    November 23, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    […] About the Author […]

    faith seaman said:
    February 24, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    why did you right the book “Dream On Amber”.

      emmashevah responded:
      April 4, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      Hi Faith,

      I wrote it for lots of reasons. Mainly because I liked the relationship between Amber and Bella, but also because I wanted to write about being mixed race, about how it feels when your father leaves home and about starting a new school. Hope that answers your question!

      Love Emma xx

    Ananda Solms said:
    November 30, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Dear Emma shevah,
    Thank you soooo much for your lovely email.You asked me about my father,right?
    Well he wrote 5 books and in February his book ~Kingdom of Twilight~will be presented in London.He will be there and if you want,you can come😊
    I will try to read your other book in english.
    Best wishes

    Sarah said:
    June 1, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Hi Emma,

    I hope you don’t mind that I’m contacting you. I have just finished reading “What Lexie Did”. What a fantastic, emotional, funny, utterly brilliant book to read. I borrowed the book from the local library to read to my young daughter, but I couldn’t put it down. It reminded me of my younger years growing up, and I wished I’d been part of such a strong close nit family (even if there are testing times). I’ll definitely purchase this so my daughter can read it for herself, when she’s able to.
    Thank you again!

      emmashevah responded:
      June 1, 2019 at 9:53 pm

      Oooh, what a gorgeous message! Thank you so much, Sarah. This has made my evening! I’m so happy you like it. Thank yo so much for writing to tell me. I hope your daughter likes it too 🙂


    jjjfd said:
    November 20, 2019 at 3:52 am

    Hi Emma
    You were at my school a couple of weeks ago, are you going to write a series of any kind.
    From Anonymous

      emmashevah responded:
      December 2, 2019 at 2:43 pm

      Hi! Thanks for your email. I’m not sure about a series but I have a new book coming out next summer so maybe!

      Give my love to Seattle and your lovely school!

      Love Emma

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