Emilie Haney is a self-employed freelance writer, photographer, graphic designer, and part-time youth director living in Northern California with her husband (The Mr.). She’s a member of ACFW, writes Young Adult fiction as Emilie Hendryx, and spends more time on Instagram than she probably should. With a degree in music and youth ministry, she has a heart for youth and a love of genuine social media connections. She has built a thriving community around her Instagram platform and brand CreateExploreRead, with a focus on bookish merchandise sold on Etsy and Society6.


Emilie is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of The Steve Laube Agency.

All writing-related inquires can be directed to her.


Emilie & The Mr.

A little bit about me . . .

  • I grew up in a small town
  • I love reading and have been known to finish a book in a day when I have the time
  • I have lived in Dayton, Ohio, Washington, D.C., and Southern California
  • I enjoy being active outdoors (hiking, running, biking)
  • Pandas are my favorite animal
  • I love love love the color green
  • I say YES to black licorice
  • I say HECK NO to mayo
  • If I were a fruit I'd probably be a Honey Crisp Apple
  • Some favorite TV shows are: Star Trek The Next Generation (yes, I'm a Trekkie), Criminal Minds, Psych, Bones, NICS, The Mentalist, Murder She Wrote, MacGyver, and Magnum P.I. (yep, I like the old school ones!)
  • Some favorite movies are: The Mummy (1999), Ever After, Passengers, Captain America (and most Marvel movies haha)

visit my writing blog

Join my email list

Interested in learning more about my writing and life updates? Join my mailing list. I don't do spam and always offer giveaways (because hey, who doesn't like a good giveaway?).

Join my blog RSS Feed

Sing up to receive updates from my blog. This will include photography posts, graphic design, book cover design, and some personal posts!

Find me on YouTube talking about books!

Join me on Social Media