Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Horror, SciFi & Fantasy, Writing for Young Adults

Writer Biography

Emma Pass has been making up stories for as long as she can remember, and wrote her first novel, aged 13, in maths lessons with her notebook hidden under her work. After school, she went to art college, but soon realized she wasn’t cut out to be a painter and decided to stick with writing.

Many years later, the late nights, early mornings and large amounts of coffee and angst finally paid off. Her debut novel, ACID, a dystopian thriller with a kick-ass heroine who goes on the run from a sinister police force, is out now from Corgi/Random House, and will be published in the US on 11th March 2014 by Delacorte. THE FEARLESS, a post-apocalyptic thriller about a girl trying to rescue her brother from psychotic super-soldiers, is out on 24th April 2014 from Corgi/Random House and in early 2015 from Delacorte. She is represented by Carolyn Whitaker at London Independent Books.

By day, Emma works as a library assistant and lives with her husband and crazy greyhound G-Dog in the North East Midlands.


Selected Publications

ACID (Corgi/Random House Children’s Publishing 2013)
The Fearless (Corgi/Random House Children’s Publishing 2014)

Performances & Workshops

2011- present: workshops for Derbyshire County Council, Writing East Midlands and First Story, as well as in various secondary schools.

May 2012 – ‘Next Generation’ – panel discussion with CJ Flood, Helen Mort and River Wolton at Chesterfield Library.

October 2012: panel discussion at BristolCon with Moira Young, Emma Newman and Foz Meadows.

June 2013: ‘Next Generation’ – panel discussion with CJ Flood and River Wolton at Ashbourne Library.

Available for the following:

  • Lectures / Talks / Panels
  • Workshops
  • Community Group Work
  • Work Experience/Qualifications

    2010 – present:
    Clay Cross Library creative writing group (adults) – group co-ordinator.

    2011 – present:
    A variety of workshops in secondary schools and libraries for young people aged 13 – 18 covering many different aspects of creative writing.

    2012 – present:
    Super Scribers – a writing group for young people aged 9 – 15 – group co-ordinator.

    August 2012:
    Writing workshop at Clay Cross Library to promote the Summer Reading Challenge.

    November 2012 – July 2013
    Shadowing with First Story – assisting another writer in a secondary school with a First Story project and running some of the sessions. Editing students’ work and helping to prepare it for publication.

    May 2013
    Talks and workshops in secondary schools in Coventry as part of the Coventry Literature Festival.

    June 2013:
    Novel Writing Day at Alfreton library – a day of workshops for adults interested in novel writing.

    August 2013:
    Writing workshop at Clay Cross Library to promote the Summer Reading Challenge.

    November 2013:
    Talk at Hurst House, Chesterfield, for the WEA creative writing class.

    I am a member of NAWE and hold full public liability insurance. I also hold an up-to-date CRB check.

    Want to know more?

    You can request more information about this writer by sending an email to info@writingeastmidlands.co.uk.

    My Work

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