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Emma Mooney

Emma lives in Scotland with her husband and three children, and at weekends she likes to drag her family up the hills and mountains to escape the madness down below.

She grew up in Scotland in the 1980s and spent her Saturday afternoons in the record department, and the pick ‘n’ mix aisle of Woolworths. She’s happy to admit she was once a Madonna fan, and owned a pair of black lace gloves and several oversized crucifixes. Her teenage years were the inspiration behind her second novel, Wings to Fly.

Her debut novel, A Beautiful Game, follows the story of Robbie MacFarlane. Robbie is a disappointment to his father. Named after the top striker of Hearts Football Club, his dad calls him their lucky mascot, but Robbie has two left feet and secretly spends his time in the world of books. His dad says books are for girls. Emma is not a football fan and, to her, it doesn’t matter which teams win or lose, but she does care about young people and it’s this passion that inspired her to write A Beautiful Game.

Emma has completed courses in creative writing at both Glasgow and Edinburgh University, and this year she joins the MLitt Creative Writing programme at the University of Stirling.

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