About Me


Bio (short):

Emily Hainsworth was raised in upstate New York, but quickly fled its gray skies for the sunny Rocky Mountains. She currently resides in Denver with her family. She is the author of Through to You and Take The Fall (available from Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins).

Bio (longer):

Emily Hainsworth was raised in Syracuse, New York, until she fell in love and fled its gray skies for the sunny Rocky Mountains. Before she started writing full time, she worked as a turndown maid at a fancy golf club, scooped poop at a dog boarding kennel, worked retail in an upscale pet boutique, and owned a dog grooming business. She currently resides in Denver with her family. Her debut novel, THROUGH TO YOU, a romantic sci-fi thriller, was published in 2012 by Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins. It was on the Fall 2012 Kids Indie Next List, received a starred review from VOYA magazine, was translated into nine languages, and was optioned for film by Paramount Pictures. Her second novel, TAKE THE FALL, is a suspenseful YA thriller about a girl trying to understand why she escaped murder when her best friend didn’t.


Books and Permissions: Jennifer Laughran of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency

Foreign and Translation: Taryn Fagerness of the Taryn Fagerness Agency

Film and Television: Michelle Weiner of CAA


Additional Random Facts:

  • I’m a NDGAA National Certified Master Groomer*, and until 2012, owned my own dog grooming business.
  • The one and only real romance of my life began as a classic star-crossed YA love story…and somehow survived!
  • I LOVE cupcakes, coffee, X-Files, UFOs, trance music, Doctor Who, Twin Peaks, and writing—among other things.

*I am often asked what a master groomer is. It means I have studied, tested, and certified at the highest skill level attainable by a dog groomer.