Emma Pignatiello is an author living on Wadjuk land of the Beelier Nyungar people in Western Australia. Her romantic suspense novel Last Shot won the CYA 2022 Conference Competition in the ‘adult genre’ category. She was one of the recipients of the 2020 Varuna/ Affirm Press Mentorship Award and her flash fiction story The Killer is at the Funeral will be published in the Three Can Keep a Secret anthology with Night Parrot Press in October 2022.
By day, she is an English and Forensics high school teacher – instructing teenagers on where to place their commas and how to cover up murders. Both these skills she applies to her writing.