About Emily

Emily Krempholtz is a writer, editor, book coach, and storyteller. With a background that spans from journalism to fantasy novels, Emily is passionate about pulling at the threads of a narrative—be it memoir, self-help, or sci-fi—to unearth the powerful stories that lie beneath the fabric of the human experience. She prides herself on being an enthusiastic, supportive, and honest advocate for the authors she works with.

Her reading interests are as varied and ever-changing as her hair color, but her specialties as an editor include memoir and personal development. On the fiction side, Emily loves to write, read, and edit works that fall under the genres of fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary, romance, women’s fiction, YA, and horror. Emily also has extensive experience working in spirituality/wellness, prescriptive nonfiction, narrative nonfiction, and business guides, as well as short-form nonfiction like blogs, articles, brochures, and social media, particularly for small businesses. Above all else, Emily lives for a story that grabs her with a strong voice and captivates her with a compelling narrative.

In her spare time, Emily loves to ride horses, bake bread, decorate cakes, and drink more tea than is probably healthy. When she’s not traveling, she lives in sunny Colorado, where you can usually find her in the mountains—either hiking (and pretending to be a character in a novel) or curled up in a hammock with a good book (and also pretending to be a character in a novel). She’s on a lifelong quest to discover the magic in the world, and has a sneaking suspicion that the written word is where she’ll find it.

If your work falls outside of the categories mentioned above, feel free to reach out anyway. Emily will happily chat with you about your project to see if it would be a good fit, or direct you to some resources where you might find something better suited to your needs.

Some of Emily’s Recent Favorite Reads (an ongoing list):

  • The Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden
  • The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
  • Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
  • Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
  • Beach Read by Emily Henry
  • Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
  • Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert
  • Arc of a Scythe Trilogy by Neal Shusterman
  • On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
  • Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia
  • The City We Became by N.K. Jemison
  • Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno Garcia
  • The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
  • Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
  • The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
  • Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Some of Emily’s All-Time Favorite Authors

  • Neil Gaiman
  • NK Jemisin
  • Maggie Stiefvater
  • Holly Black
  • JRR Tolkien
  • Robert Jordan
  • Brandon Sanderson
  • Douglas Adams
  • Christina Lauren
  • Alix E. Harrow
  • V.E. Schwab