Emma Burstall Author

About Emma Burstall

Before I began my mad career as a novelist (Whose idea was that?), I was a full-time journalist, first as a cub reporter for The Western Morning News in Plymouth. I seemed to spend a lot of time racing round the Devon and Cornwall countryside in my ancient Mini getting completely lost (no satnav back then - it's the best invention EVER). Later, I became features editor of Woman and Family Circle.

I've also written freelance pieces for national newspapers and women’s magazines including the Guardian, Independent on Sunday, Red, Good Housekeeping, Woman & Home and Woman.


I read English at Cambridge University and I can still just about get by in French and Spanish. I work out – occasionally – at my local gym, and you might spot me jogging in Richmond Park with a gaggle of assorted friends and badly behaved dogs called Pixie, Alfie, Alfi, Sunny, Barnabas and Biscuit. As you've probably guessed, we're rather slow.


I live in South West London with my husband and two of my three children. One has already flown the nest. 


I'm currently working on my seventh novel, Book 4 in the Tremarnock series.


Here are some of my newspaper and magazine pieces as well as a couple of short stories:


Emma Burstall