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.

Our Fur Babies

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 Northern 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)
  • I also love animals and we now have three of them: Bounce (dog), Georgia (dog), and Pages (kitty) - they look serious here (picture to the left) but I promise they are crazy and full of fun!

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