Emma Clayton

Emma Clayton, author of The Roar, was born in 1968 and now lives in Leamington Spa with her two children. In her late teens, she trained as a Field Archaeologist with the Oxford Archaeological Unit, then went on to become a freelance illustrator, influenced by her interest in comics and film. She returned to education in her mid-twenties, studying film and screen writing. The children’s book she would most like to have written is George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl. Emma’s advice to aspiring authors? ‘Perceive the ability to see faults in your work as a good thing. Spend time away from your work so you can be objective about it, then re-write again and again until the day you come back to it and like it. ‘

Books by Emma Clayton

  • The Roar

    The Roar