Exploring my Inspiration for the Windsnap World by Liz Kessler

Nerdy Book Club

When I started writing my first Emily Windsnap book, over ten years ago, I had no vision of the future for this book. I was living on a narrowboat on the canal, staring into space and thinking of ideas. (This is still a large part of my creative process nowadays, by the way.) I scribbled down some ideas, played with words, wrote a poem, and then finally turned it into a book.

The outcome of all of this resulted, a couple of years later, in the publication of The Tail of Emily Windsnap. My first adventure with Emily. Now, more than a decade later, I am delighted that I still get to have adventures with Emily. And I’m even more delighted that so many young readers want to join me and Emily on these adventures.

As someone who lives by the sea, and who loves the mysteries and the beauty…

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