Get to know Emma Grey

Emma is a novelist, feature writer, photographer, professional speaker and accountability coach.

She has been writing fiction since she first fell for Anne of Green Gables at fourteen and is the author of the YA novels Unrequited: Boy Band Meets Girl, Tilly Maguire and the Royal Wedding Mess, the non-fiction title, I Don’t Have Time (co-authored with Audrey Thomas), and the parenting memoir Wits’ End Before Breakfast! Confessions of a Working Mum.
Along with her schoolfriend, dual ARIA-winning composer, Sally Whitwell, Emma co-wrote two musicals, Deadpan Anti-Fan and Fairytale Derail, based on her teen novels.

She wrote her first adult novel, The Last Love Note, in the wake of her husband’s death. It’s a fictional tribute to their love, an attempt to articulate the magnitude of her loss and a life-affirming commitment to hope.

Emma lives just outside Canberra, where her world centers on her two adult daughters, young son, loved step-children and step-grandchildren, writing, photography and endlessly chasing the Aurora Australis.


Canberra, Australia

Fun fact

I have ’synesthesia’ - a cross-wiring of the senses, so letters, syllables and words have colors in my mind

Favorite author

L.M. Montgomery and Jane Austen

Favorite place in the world

San Gimignano, a walled medieval hill-town in Tuscany, Italy, where my husband and I spent five of the most beautiful days of our marriage

Favorite place to read

Either in a hammock with a sea breeze, or beside a roaring fire in the mountains… or listening to audiobooks while hiking with my camera

Books by Emma Grey

The Last Love Note

Published November 28, 2023

A December Indie Next Pick
The Target December Book Club Pick

A Book of the Month Selection
A Washington Post Noteworthy Book


You may never stop loving the one you lost. But you can still find love again. 


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Kate is a bit of a mess. Two years after losing her young husband Cameron, she’s grieving, solo parenting, working like mad at her university fundraising job, always dropping the balls—and yet clinging to her sense of humor.


Lurching from one comedic crisis to the next, she also navigates an overbearing mom and a Tinder-obsessed best friend who's determined to matchmake Kate with her hot new neighbor.


When an in-flight problem leaves Kate and her boss, Hugh, stranded for a weekend on the east coast of Australia, she finally has a chance, away from her son, to really process her grief and see what’s right in front of her. Can she let go of the love of her life and risk her heart a second time?


When it becomes clear that Hugh is hiding a secret, Kate turns to the trail of scribbled notes she once used to hold her life together. The first note captured her heart. Will the last note set it free?


The Last Love Note will make readers laugh, cry, and renew their faith in the resilience of the human heart—and in love itself.


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