EMLYN REES is a fiction and non-fiction author, editor, director of the Dark & Stormy Crime Film, TV & Book Festival, and head of copywriting at the We Are Adult brand strategy, identity and messaging agency.
He spent his early twenties traveling around Asia and pouring drinks in London for the likes of Sylvester Stallone and Princess Anne, before joining the Curtis Brown literary agency and having his first crime novel published aged twenty-five, his second a year later, and then co-writing seven comedies with Josie Lloyd, including the Number One Sunday Times bestseller Come Together.
Emlyn’s race-against-the-clock thriller, Hunted, was published in 2012 by Constable & Robinson in the UK and HarperCollins in the US. Hunted is optioned and in in development with Biting Point films, scripted and being directed by Eric Styles. The sequel, Wanted, was published in 2014 in the UK by Little, Brown and in the US by HarperCollins.
Emlyn lives in Brighton with his wife Joanna Rees, who also writes under the name Josie Lloyd. We’re Going on a Bar Hunt, The Very Hungover Caterpillar & The Teenager Who Came to Tea, parodies written by Emlyn and Josie, and illustrated by the brilliant Gillian Johnson, are out now, published by Little, Brown.
Their new book, Switch It Off!, also published by Little, Brown, is the fist ever “paper smartphone”, and is the same size and shape as a real phone, but packed full of offline activities, and – of course! – “with a battery life as long as your imagination”.
You can check it out here, or learn more about it and contribute your own ideas for offline activities & fun at Swoffler.com.
Emlyn’s thrillers and journalism are represented by Jonny Geller @ Curtis Brown
His children’s fiction is represented by @PennyHolroyde.
You can find out lots more about Emlyn on Twitter @EmlynReesWriter.