Rare Birds is Emma’s first novel. It examines contemporary ideas surrounding mental health, femininity, and what it feels like to be nineteen. First drafted in the winter of 2009, Rare Birds has been many years in the making and is currently in the final stages of preparation to submit to a literary agent.
The manuscript of Rare Birds has been edited by Zoya Patel – Editor and Founder of Feminartsy and former Editor-in-Chief of Lip Magazine. In 2015 Zoya was a selected editor for Seizure‘s Viva La Novella Prize, and the book she edited (Welcome to Orphancorp by Marlee Jane Ward) won the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction.