Emily Matheis got her first taste of writing books as a member of the Young Author’s Club in elementary school. When she got older, she worked as a journalist for her university newspaper interviewing anyone from mayors and nonprofit leaders to student activists. Her post-graduate opportunities moved her into technical proposal writing and later, she was inspired to write books when she longed to read stories of female heroism to her daughter. So she wrote the stories she wanted to read to her.
When Emily’s writing interests grew to encompass a genre she’d long admired, she wrote her first adult mystery novel. And one mystery novel led to two, and now she can’t stop writing about the characters that are all extensions of herself.
Emily is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and is a first-place award-winning writer through the organization. The setting for her mystery novels is inspired by her husband’s real-life Indiana farming hometown where The Andy Griffith Show meets Cheers, interlaced with threads of True Detective. Emily currently lives in Georgia with her husband, twins, and cat, Pete. Also known as Pete the Cat.
She writes for both children and adults and is represented by Rebecca Angus at Golden Wheat Literary, Inc.