Emmy Laybourne ain't afraid to refer to herself in the third person.

Emmy is a former character actress (Superstar, The In-Laws) who is now writing novels and screenplays, and occasionally does author visits to schools to talk about the thing she loves best in the world: story structure. 

Okay, that statement is probably not entirely accurate. She loves her family more than story structure. And her friends. Also, she really loves her writing studio, a small office rented from a teacher’s college. She also is crazy for blackberries - the fruit, not the ancient telecommunication device. 

Actually, there are a lot of things she loves more than story structure. There’s singing. And there’s typing THE END on a manuscript. Also, typing the words CHAPTER ONE on a new manuscript. 

And she knows she has already mentioned blackberries, but really - have you ever had a perfectly ripe blackberry, not cold from the fridge, but just sitting on your kitchen counter? Maybe on a pretty plate? It makes you wish you had wings so you could fly up into space and thank the sun for being a part of photosynthesis.


Emmy's New BOok

SWEET, is a stand-alone novel about a luxury cruise that goes terribly wrong. It hits the stands on June 2. Pre-order that baby now or download the first three chapters!

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The first evening of Spine Out in NYC garnered rave reviews for Emmy and her guests Leigh Bardugo, Matt de la Peña, David Levithan, & the one and only RL Stine

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