Hi, and welcome to my fun new world of children's books! If you've found yourself here you are probably wondering who I am and what I'm all about. Well, allow me share some things about myself and the journey I've been on to become a children's author.
I have two amazing little girls, who have taught me so much about love and life. They both enjoy reading books and I am constantly searching for new and exciting titles to promote the values that are important to me like bravery, strength, honesty, kindness... the list goes on and on! I have found some terrific stories, but I have also noticed there are a lot of books out there about pretty princesses and beautiful (but seemingly powerless) girls who need to be rescued.
Of course, any book that promotes a love of reading gets a big tick of approval from me, but I feel it's important to achieve a nice balance of 'girl power' and 'pretty princess' stories. So I have decided to contribute to the former category and get some books published that feature some seriously super girls!
But my books aren't just for girls. I believe all children today are growing up in a tough environment, caught up in the stress of everyday life with access to technology that enables exposure to adult issues at a young age. Throw into the mix endemic concerns like obesity, cyberbullying, and anxiety (to name a few) and it seems like it is harder than ever for kids to just enjoy being kids.
So this is my contribution to children everywhere - writing that promotes a sense of self and raises awareness of good health and wellbeing practices. If we can give children positive messages from a young age about their bodies, minds and impact on society, I believe we can build a strong moral and value-driven platform to support them as they grow.
I've tried to keep my writing fun and in rhyme (and not too tailored for girls!!) I truly hope you and your little ones enjoy!
Emma is a qualified global supply chain manager with an MBA and over 10 years experience in the resources industry. While she has an abundance of expertise in business and logistics, she is truly passionate about her children and writing… a more inspiring combination.
An Australian now based in the UK, Emma is undertaking to write and publish a set of children’s books that promote an awareness of health and wellbeing issues about kids to kids, in a fun and imaginative way.
Emma fully utilises her corporate skillset bringing a principled, determined and pragmatic resolve to her writing and publishing venture. She has considerable personal capacity, unwavering personal standards of performance, and is a dedicated, energetic individual.
Watters Publishing is the independent publishing platform I founded to support my writing efforts. I decided to self-publish rather than pursue a traditional publishing route because I realised early on that the process was about more than just getting a book out there... it was an opportunity for me to learn and grow as a person and contribute meaningfully to something I believe in and am passionate about.
By taking charge of the process I have the freedom to make choices and decisions every step of the way that support my vision to create high-quality books that improve children's lives. One essential part of this is the ability to donate part-proceeds from the sale of each book to a charity or foundation that supports a cause aligned with the book's theme.
Watters Publishing is a business with a social concience - to learn more about Watters Publishing, it's objectives, and it's vision please click here.