Emily Franklin is the author of Liner Notes (hailed by Tom Perrotta as a “…charming debut, a grab-bag of delights…”) and The Girls’ Almanac (“heartbreaking…smart prose” – Publisher’s Weekly). She is also the author of more than sixteen young adult books including The Half-Life of Planets (nominated for YALSA’s Best Book of the Year) and Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom (named to the 2013 Rainbow List). A former chef, she wrote the cookbook-memoir Too Many Cooks: Kitchen Adventures with 1 Mom, 4 Kids, and 102 New Recipes to chronicle a year of new foods, family meals, hilarity and heartache around the table. Her work has appeared on National Public Radio and in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Monkeybicycle, Word Riot, DIAGRAM, Mississippi Review, Pindeldyboz, Carve Magazine, and Post Road among other places. She was longlisted for the 2015 Sunday Times EFG Award, the largest short story award in the world. Her recipes have been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers, and food websites. Her next novel, Last Night at the Circle Cinema, a Junior Library Guild selection, will be published in September 2015.
She lives with her husband, four kids, and enormous dog outside of Boston, Massachusetts.