About me

Emma Makes
When we were kids, Dad would whittle off the top side of a pencil and write our names carefully in block lettering. EMMA. JACOB. TOM. ISAAC.

When I wasn’t writing fantastical stories or drawing I was making a valiant effort to read the Winton Public Library.

I still love words and language. Clever people delight me. And I still read a lot.

Now my pencils carry a range of witty sayings, they’re sold across New Zealand and Australia and I get paid to write, and read, and have smart conversations about really important things (not pencils).

Email me at emma.mccleary@gmail.com – I’m always happy to hear from people wanting to stock Emma Makes. Never worry that your shop is too small.

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I’m more often on Instagram though.

The background illustration on my site was done by Rosa-May Rutherford who was a pleasure to work with. My branding was created by Cheryl Gallaway of Happy Tuesday Studio who is a consummate professional and the kind of thoughtful person you want on your side.