Emily Gee

Emily Gee grew up in a house full of words and books: her mother worked as a librarian and a proof-reader, and her father was a writer.

Every day her father would go down to the little room he'd built under the house and work on his latest book. If he was writing a children's fantasy, he'd read the manuscript aloud to Emily and her sister.

In primary school Emily wrote lots of stories; in secondary school she didn't. She had no intention of becoming a writer and, after obtaining a science degree, spent several years travelling and working overseas. And then, one day when sitting on a bus in Syria, with the desert stretching in all directions, she thought, What if...

Many years passed and the what if eventually turned into a manuscript.

Emily Gee's past jobs include: rehabilitation instructor, a library assistant, a postie, a waitress on the Isle of Skye, and even a field assistant in Antarctica. She loves to travel and has lived in Sweden, backpacked in Europe, and journeyed overland in the Middle East, China, and North Africa.

For more information on Emily Gee and her work, visit http://www.emilygee.com/

Emily Gee books reviewed


  • The Sentinel Mage (2010)