Where in the world is Emma? Guess correctly and win a free download of  Beware Madame la Guillotine!

Where in the world is Emma? Guess correctly and win a free download of Beware Madame la Guillotine!

It's Official! Time Traveler Tours & Tales will open its virtual doors on 24 March 2014, at the Bologna Children's Book Fair with the announcement that we are now soliciting submissions.

In the lead up to the official launch of both company and website (coming very soon!), we would like to introduce each and every one of us.

Today we present Emma D. Dryden, Editorial & Publishing Consultant, who has been time traveling since she was a very little girl, through books and stories.

So passionate is Emma about the world of writing that she has made it her business, and has thus been at the heart of the children's publishing industry for the whole of her adult life.

We are honored and proud to be able to count Emma as one of our time-traveling, storytelling number. Her knowledge of the industry and keen understanding of our craft have already served to catapult our infant start-up to adolescent status!

Please don't forget to add your wishes of welcome and congratulations to Emma in the comments to the right. A special prize will be offered to anyone who can guess where in the world she is in the above image.

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Emma D. Dryden is the founder of drydenbks, a premier children’s editorial and publishing consultancy firm which she established after twenty-five years as a highly regarded children’s book editor and publisher. She consults and/or collaborates with authors, illustrators, agents, domestic and foreign publishers, students, and with app & eBook developers.

During the course of her career, Emma has edited hundreds of books for children and young readers and during her tenure with Atheneum and  McElderry Books, many of her titles hit bestseller lists in USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, and other national publications. Books published under Emma's guidance have received numerous awards and medals, including but not limited to the Newbery Medal, Newbery Honor, and Caldecott Honor.

Emma speaks regularly on craft, the digital landscape, and reinvention, and her blog “Our Stories, Ourselves” explores the intertwined themes of life and writing. She is on the Board of Advisors of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) and can be followed online at Twitter (@drydenbks), Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.