Emily Thiede 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 spent dreaming of riding dragons and reading high up in a tree, she channeled her love for books into a career as an elementary school teacher before becoming an author.
As an alumna of both the PitchWars and the Author Mentor Match programs, Emily is an active member of the YA community, and her favorite stories to write are those with apocalyptic stakes and characters who can’t resist teasing each other and flirting with their enemies even as the world crumbles around them.
When she isn’t writing, you can often 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.
Greenhouse Literary Agency
Where to find me:
Facebook: E.K. Thiede