Emily is an award-winning author, editor, and creative writing instructor. She has published seven books, a series of girl pirate comics, and her own literary magazine. Her most recent book is a collection of poetry, Ghost Sick. Her novel for teens, Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girlwas published by Penguin Razorbill (Canada) and Skyscape (U.S.A.) in fall 2013. Her five previous books include Strange Times at Western High, Girls Who Bite Back, A Girl Like Sugar, Iron-on Constellations, and Better to Have Loved: The Life of Judith Merril.
Emily is currently completing a PhD in Adult Education and Community Development at University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. She also holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. Her scholarly research is on community-based writing programs and she has extensive experience mentoring and teaching creative writing in academic and community settings.