About Us

At Circus Door, we create books... among other things. We are three Cheshire Mums passionate about our craft and developing useful learning tools.

Emi Howe, Author

I am a writer, researcher, campaigner and advocate of real bodies. I create resources to support learning around real bodies as well as tools to offer broader emotional support for children.  I'm a sociologist, body worker and survived cancer and it's fair to say, I love my body!

I wrote The Body Hoax for grown ups and created BodEquality to raise awareness about body image in the work place.

I am a TEDx speaker and a member of the Speaker's Collective.  I love skating and swimming and I have a dog called Phoebe. She's really naughty but I do love her too!



Lisa Smith, Artist @ Seachicken

Originally from Pembrokeshire in Wild West Wales, that's probably where the strong influence of nature comes into my work. I completed my degree in 1999 in design, specialising in metalwork. After my formal  education I went on to run my own contemporary jewellery business based in Frodsham Cheshire. It was great fun to meet clients who would come to me with ideas of the unique jewellery they wanted making, working with them to make their ideas a reality.

It may seem like a bit of a leap - from jewellery to painting, but I love it. I like using watercolour, acrylic and oil, but especially watercolour. Watercolour is particularly appealing as it is highly unpredictable and hard to control, but when I do capture the subject, it is a fabulous feeling.


Amy Munro, Designer @ Amy Munro Design  

I've always loved art and design - taking your imagination somewhere by being creative is great! After completing a degree in Graphic Design I went on to work at a magazine agency designing layouts, ads, both print and digital. 

After having my three children, I took the plunge or organising the work/life balance better and chose to go freelance... and I love it. It's always fun to take on a range of different style projects too. From logos to marketing events, it's all good fun.

I love family life, smitten by our fur baby too (Buddy the dog)! I also love getting down to the gym, baking and have an interest in interior design.