Emma Middleton is a picture book author, illustrator, children’s performer and former ballerina who lives near Noosa, Queensland. After a career in performing arts, during which time she danced for the Vienna Ballet, she returned to Australia to direct and teach at The Brighton Dance Academy. Emma retired from teaching dance to follow her passion for picture books by writing and illustrating stories that will enhance a child’s sense of wonder, delight and unlimited possibility. Emma loves the collaborative nature of picture books and the joy they bring to children and adults alike. Emma has illustrated several picture books in various mediums.