Award-winning author Emily Pohl-Weary grew up in Toronto’s west end. The Parkdale Branch was her favourite place to hang out and reading all those books was one of the reasons she became an writer. She’s thrilled to be working with teens through the library this fall!
Emily’s latest teen novel, Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl (eBook), is about a teenage rockstar who gets bitten by a giant dog while she’s riding her bike and starts to change in strange, furry ways... It has been called “a welcome twist on the paranormal genre” (Quill & Quire), “fast and superbly told” (Boing Boing), and a “story about growing up, artistic integrity and feminism” (National Post).
Her previous books include a Hugo Award-winning biography of her grandmother’s life, a young adult mystery (Strange Times at Western High), a collection of poetry, a ghost love story, a series of girl pirate comics, and the anthology Girls Who Bite Back: Witches, Mutants, Slayers and Freaks. She has also worked as an acquisitions editor for McGraw-Hill Ryerson’s iLit line of high school English textbooks.