Emma started her publishing career at the tender age of six, writing letters to the fairies that lived in the garden beside her Dadís shed. Quite mysteriously, the fairies wrote back.Emma Gardiner At eleven, she got sent to camp for creative writing. During the orienteering challenge, she wound up on the archery range (which was in use). Her sense of direction has since improved but she still canít use a compass. At high school, most of her writing ability was devoted to the kind of poetry