About Emily

Emily Whitman

Emily Whitman used to dream of a time travel camp to the past. Now she travels to different worlds as the author of YA novels. Thanks to her journeys, she knows how to greet a Greek god, share her trencher at a medieval banquet, and launch a peregrine falcon into the wind. Emily's debut novel, Radiant Darkness, was praised for its "originality and flair" by BCCB and was a #1 IndieBound Pick. Her new novel, Wildwing, is a time-travel tale of romance, mistaken identity, and the wisdom of following your heart.

A native of Boulder, Colorado, Emily attended Harvard and U.C. Berkeley. She has taught at the Pacific Northwest Children's Book Conference, written for educational publishers, worked in library reference, and faced a room of sixty for toddler storytime. Her passions include cooking, travel, ancient stones and libraries. She lives with her family in Portland, Oregon.

Visit Emily at www.emilywhitman.com, on her author page at www.harpercollins.com and on Facebook.

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I love books.

I've always loved books. Here I am with the first book I remember being my very own, the collected works of Edward Lear. It's open to drawings of Foss the Cat.

Emily Whitman as a child

I still have that book. Here is the same page today.

Foss the cat