emily m. danforth's debut (YA) novel, THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST (2012), was translated into half-a-dozen languages and won The Montana Book Award and was a finalist for both the Morris Award and a Lambda Literary award. It was also adapted into a Sundance award winning feature film of the same name in 2018. emily’s second novel, PLAIN BAD HEROINES, is a meta-gothic sapphic romp about a cursed New England boarding school and the horror film being made about that school. PLAIN BAD HEROINES will be published by HarperCollins in October of 2020.
emily has an MFA in Fiction from the University of Montana and a Ph.D in English-Creative Writing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She lives in Rhode Island with her wife Erica, her mother Sylvia, and two of the most spoiled dogs on the planet, Kevin and Sally O’Malley.
emily was born and raised in Miles City, Montana, a cattle town best known for its Bucking Horse Sale-which was once listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for hosting the most intoxicated people, per capita, of any US event. She has worked as a lifeguard, a swim coach, a not-at-all reliable waitress and bartender, an aquatics director at a YWCA, and as a Professor of English and Creative Writing. You can often find her on ebay checking her auction bids for things like vintage store display stock of toothbrushes. (No, but really. Her wife would prefer her to maybe not have quite so many collections, but her family will confirm that she has been this way since childhood.) emily's favorite 1980’s slasher movie is April Fools’ Day (1986) and no, she doesn’t want to hear why you think she’s wrong about that choice.
You might want to visit her here: www.emdanforth.com