Change of Email Address / Domain. And Flunkies.

Please note that, one year after my move, my old website and the email address to go with it, emma @, are now finally defunct. If you’d like to send me an email, please use

emma @

And because nobody’s really that interested in this important news item, here are two flunkies having fun.


Please DO NOT BUY MY BOOKS through Amazon. I will pull them, but it will take a while.

Selling books is nice. Double so for an author. But there are more important things in life. The thought that I’ll support the abuse of foreign workers at Amazon Germany if I sell my work through their platform doesn’t sit well with me.

OK, scrap that. Screw Amazon, screw this lot of knuckle-dragging neo-nazi wastes of oxygen they’ve hired as guards for their distribution centres, and screw myself for not reacting earlier.

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s a good start to get information:

Amazon ‘used neo-Nazi guards to keep immigrant workforce under control’ in Germany

So: I’ll pull both “Lieutenant Samuel Blackwood (deceased)” and “The Radiant Boy” from Amazon. I guess this will take some time to go through, so I kindly ask all potential readers NOT to buy my books.

You can download them for free from my website, and if you want the print editions, you can buy them from me directly. But please don’t give Amazon your business anymore.


Download now: The “Merry Christmas and a Blessed Yule” Freebie!

I hope this will bring all Age of Sail aficionados out there a little extra-cheer. May you and your loved ones have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed Yule! Neither is complete without a decent ghost story, read by candlelight, accompanied by a mug of hot cocoa.

THE RADIANT BOY (*.pdf file)
Four Ghost Stories from the Age of Sail

At the annual meeting of the “Young Bucks Club”, four officers serving in the Royal Navy during the Age of Sail share ghostly naval tales:

“The Radiant Boy”
“Crawford’s Casket”
“The Last Journey of HMS Dover
“Last Service”

The second book in Emma Collingwood’s and Amandine de Villeneuve’s “Penny, Dreadful and Tarbottom”-series, “The Radiant Boy” is an eerie and touching tribute to the classic English ghost story and the Royal Navy.

Text: Emma Collingwood
Ten colour illustrations by Amandine de Villeneuve
Editor: Timothy T. Tarbottom

Buy it on Amazon UK or order directly from the author.


Yule – time for Peace, Love and Freebies!

Here’s one more reason for the world not to end on 21 December: you’d miss my present!

On Monday, 24 December I’ll post a freebie here for you to download and enjoy. It’s the kind of story which is a traditional part of every Christmas in my home, and I hope you’ll enjoy it.

So please come back next Monday – I’ll be here!


Emma Collingwood is now on Goodreads!

As usual, I’m very late to the party, and I’m still trying to figure out how things are working, but – I’m now on Goodreads! You can find my author’s page here:


And here’s a vignette, courtesy Mlle Amandine de Villeneuve. It shows myself (left) and her (right) in our Sunday bests (not that you could tell), and we’re both basking in the warming light of Timothy T. Tarbottom’s editorial suggestions. Three jolly tars, indeed!

As far as writing is concerned, I’m very busy. One book almost finished, a children’s book in the works, and there’s a little something which may or may not end up with the BBC. We’ll see.

Emma Collingwood and Mlle Amandine de Villeneuve
(c) 2012 Original artwork by Mlle Amandine de Villeneuve