Emily Thiede

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EMILY THIEDE is the author of This Vicious Grace. A former public school teacher, Emily teaches creative writing and serves on the board for Writer House, a local writing nonprofit, and co-hosts the Basic Pitches podcast. An alumnus of PitchWars and Author Mentor Match, she loves mentoring aspiring authors, fostering kittens, and getting lost in the woods near her home in central Virginia.

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 loves to write stories with 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.

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

“Riveting, passionate, and full of high stakes danger.”- Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author

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“Riveting, passionate, and full of high stakes danger.”- Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Remixing all the best parts of a dark fantasy and a romantic comedy, This Vicious Grace is a wonderfully fun time from start to finish, with lush, complex worldbuilding, intensely relatable characters, and relationships that are easy to root for.”
– Hannah Whitten, New York Times bestselling author of For The Wolf

“Filled with witty banter, unlikely friendships, a swoon-worthy romance, and high stakes tension, Emily Thiede creates an immersive fantasy world … that will captivate readers until the very last page…”
– Lyndall Clipstone, author of Lakesedge

A richly imagined world featuring a slow burn, sizzling romance and a conflict that crackles with magic.”
– Elle Cosimano, award-winning author of Seasons of the Storm

“From the lush setting to dire stakes and whip-smart banter, This Vicious Grace is romantic, suspenseful, and utterly unforgettable.”
– Sarah Glenn Marsh, author of the Reign of the Fallen series

“The perfect blend of humor and heart, This Vicious Grace is a high-stakes romp that brims with deadly magic, sparkling chemistry, and the deep yearning for connection in an alienating world. Prepare to fall head-over-heels with Alessa and Dante!” – Allison Saft, author of Down Comes the Night

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

Chelsea Eberly
Greenhouse Literary Agency