It's no 'Curly from Shirley' as Ashford author Emma launches her first novel

Contributed by editor on Oct 30, 2017 - 05:45 PM



By Chris Lawson

Successful Ashford author Emma Pullar used the hauntingly beautiful setting of St. Augustine’s Priory, Bilsington, for the launch of her first novel, ‘Skeletal’ last Friday (October 27).


Emma, a writer of dark fiction and children’s books, holds both British and New Zealand citizenship.


She started writing ‘Skeletal’ two years ago while suffering PTSD, brought on
following the destruction of her home in Christchurch during the New Zealand
earthquake in 2011.


Described by publishers Bloodhound Books as ‘a tense dystopian thriller’ the book is Emma’s first novel but follows a series of critically acclaimed stories including her children’s picture book, ‘Curly from Shirley’, a national best seller and named best opening lines by the New Zealand Post.

Emma at the launch  Photos: Chris Lawson

A horror story, ’London’s Crawling’ was shortlisted for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards for science fiction and three other stories have been shortlisted for Create 50, the spotlight for emerging authors, screenwriters and film makers.

Read Emma’s blog on her website

‘Skeletal’ is available from Amazon Books £8.99 click below

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