Emma Pullar is an award-winning and bestselling writer of dark fiction and children’s books. Her debut picture book, Curly from Shirley, was voted best opening lines by NZ Post, and reached
number four on the national bestseller list.
Emma has three novels for adults published. Her latest, a crime thriller called Paper Dolls, came out in hardback, audio and was translated into Czech. Emma has won several writing competitions and has ten dark short stories published across five anthologies.
She has also written three original audio stories for Story Palace - home of Horrid Henry and The Roly Mo Show - under the pseudonym E.V. Parker.
When Emma isn’t writing, she can be found spending time with her husband and three children or being bossed around by her cheeky cat, Rupert.
Judging by the title of this piece, you would be forgiven if you thought I was referring to this Judge Dredd.
Anyone who has seen the movies (2012 being my preference because I love the concept of a contained dystopian story inside a tower block, and a psycho female drug baron as the antagonist) will know that Dredd is the law, and it’s his way or… die.
How does this relate to judging stories for the Twisted Ghosts of Christmas and Santa’s Bedtime Book of Adventure Stories anthologies? Were the team dreadful to work with because they were all using Slo-Mo in order to cope with reading hundreds of submissions super fast? Were the editor and producer laying down the law like Dredd would?
As ever, debate among the judges was heated, but we finally arrived at a list!
Please do leave a comment on this post, and if you are not on the list, keep going, it’s an insane job to judge art. We may also sneak some bonus stories into the eBook too!
I will be in touch soon about when to buy copies of the book so that we can co-ordinate getting on the Amazon Best Seller list.
OK.. the tension mounts… So drum roll please… The successful writers and stories are…