Welcome to my website! My name is Emily Larkin, and I am an Australian author and academic. I hold a Doctor of Creative Arts (Creative Writing) from the University of the Sunshine Coast, and am the author of The Whirlpool, a picture book illustrated by Helene Magisson and published by Wombat Books (2017). The Whirlpool traces a polar bear cub’s journey through life’s highs and lows, and is a story of hope. My short fiction for teens and adults has been published in Australian and international literary journals, and I have presented at international writing conferences. I love tutoring Writing, Literature, and Communication at The University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology College, and holding writing workshops for the Queensland Writers Centre. My free time is spent reading, discussing Horcruxes, magic cupboards, and the best method of time travel with family and friends, and having long conversations with my characters. I believe stories have the power to transport, inspire, and entertain, and maintain that reading is the best way to gain a fresh perspective.

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