Emma Middleton is an award winning writer, illustrator and artist. Many past and present tributaries feed the wellspring for Emma’s creative passion, but it has two main sources. The first was a career as a professional ballet dancer with the Vienna Ballet in Europe before going on to establish her own Dance Academy in Melbourne. The second was a successful career as a visual artist exhibiting work in prominent galleries throughout Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Now, in children's literature, Emma has found a place where her two past worlds have a natural creative collaboration. Her books bring literature to life through the rhythm of music, the drama of story, and the colour of art.