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Thanks for stopping by! I'm an Australian fiction writer. Right now I'm working on a manuscript for a historical fantasy novel for adults called Gingerstruck. Set in the Black Forest in the mid 17th century, it's a re-imagining of the 'Hansel & Gretel' fairy tale. 

The manuscript was accepted into the 2014/2015 Australian Society of Authors Emerging Writers and Illustrators Mentorship Program, and I was (and still am) mentored by best-selling Australian fantasy and historical fiction author Kate Forsyth.

You can read more about me here.  In the meantime, feel free to have a wander around my website. You'll find my blog, more about my writing,  and an image gallery of the Black Forest, which I visited in late 2014 while researching Gingerstruck. Enjoy!  


From the blog... 

I'm writing...

I've just completed my first novel, a historical fantasy for adults called Gingerstruck. A sequel to 'Hansel & Gretel', it takes place almost twenty years after the fairy tale ended and is set in a small village in the Black Forest, Germany, in the mid 17th century. 

It tells the story of twenty-six year old Greta Rosenthal, whose peaceful life as the baker of addictively delicious gingerbread is interrupted when she meets a huge, black bear in the forest. The bear seems to be a catalyst for new dangers and strange magic. Wolves return to the forest, and children are going missing. Greta learns that the dark forces threatening her village are connected to the events of her childhood, and that she must face the secrets of her past - and of her own nature - to save everything and everyone she loves. 


            Gallery - Black Forest 

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Email: emmawoods.aus@gmail.com
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