Emily has decades of editing experience, both in daily and alternative newspapers, and has worked as an intern with The Bent Agency, reading manuscripts in all literary genres. She has deep familiarity with the current market for books for young readers, and is a member and former advisory committee volunteer with the Society for Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI). 

Her writing has appeared in the Seattle Weekly, Seattle Times, ParentMap.com, Amazon.com, MSN.com, Nordstrom.com, New England Review, Seattle Cheap Eats, and in Reading Seattle: A City in Prose.

Emily has an MFA from Emerson College in Boston. She lives in Seattle with her husband and daughter.