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  • Story-teller
  • Kitten-wrangler
  • Fast-talker
  • Book hype-woman
  • PitchWars 2020 Mentor


  • Pretty prose
  • Innuendo
  • characters who flirt as the world ends.

Zero chill. Fueled by caffeine and witty banter.

Emily spent the first half of her life in New Jersey and the rest in Virginia, so she talks fast but knows how to use “bless your heart” effectively. After a childhood reading in trees and dreaming of riding dragons, she channeled her love for books into a career as an elementary school teacher before becoming an author.

An alumna of both the PitchWars and the Author Mentor Match programs, Emily is a 2020 PitchWars Mentor and an active member of the YA community. Her stories feature high stakes, lots of heart, “that’s what she said” humor, and characters who cope with impending doom by bickering and bantering with friends and foe alike.

When she isn’t writing, you can find her fostering kittens through an animal rescue and hosting social events at a local writing nonprofit in central Virginia.

She is represented by Chelsea Eberly at the Greenhouse Literary Agency.

Where to find me:
Twitter: @ektwrites
IG: @ektwrites
Facebook: E.K. Thiede

Chelsea Eberly
Greenhouse Literary Agency