visiting Author for Schools: Emily Hainsworth

Emily Hainsworth

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Emily Hainsworth

Emily Hainsworth was raised in Syracuse, New York, until she fell in love and fled its gray skies for the sunny Rocky Mountains. Before she started writing full time, she worked as a turndown maid at a fancy golf club, scooped poop at a dog boarding kennel, worked retail in an upscale pet boutique, and owned a dog grooming business. She currently resides in Denver with her family. Her debut novel, Through To You, a romantic sci-fi thriller, was published in 2012. It was on the Fall 2012 Kids Indie Next List, received a starred review from VOYA magazine, was translated into nine languages, and was optioned for film by Paramount Pictures. Her second novel, Take the Fall, is a suspenseful YA thriller about a girl trying to understand why she escaped murder when her best friend didn’t.

Fear grips the residents of Hidden Falls the night Sonia Feldman and her best friend, Gretchen Meyer, are attacked in the woods. Sonia was lucky to escape with her life, but Gretchen’s body is discovered at the bottom of a waterfall. Beautiful, popular, and seemingly untouchable, Gretchen can’t be gone. Even as Sonia struggles with guilt and confusion over having survived, the whole town is looking to her for information…. Could she have seen something that will lead the police to the killer?

At the top of the list of suspects is Gretchen’s ex-boyfriend—and Sonia’s longtime enemy—Marcus Perez. So when Marcus comes to Sonia for help clearing his name, she agrees, hoping to find evidence the police need to prove he’s the killer. But as Gretchen’s many secrets emerge and the suspects add up, Sonia feels less sure of Marcus’s involvement and more afraid for herself. Could Marcus, the artist, the screwup, the boy she might be falling for, have attacked her? Killed her best friend? And if it wasn’t him in the woods that night…who could it have been?

Staff Reviews for Take the Fall

"Take the Fall is the classic murder mystery, with just the right amount of creepiness and romance. I fell in love with this book from the very beginning of the prologue, and I couldn't put it down after that. Reading this book was like playing the most interesting game of Clue ever. I was figuring out everything and everyone along with the main character, and even when I wasn't reading, I found myself coming up with theories. The ending left me utterly shocked; something that hasn't happened in a while! I loved this book, and I am definitely picking up Emily Hainsworth's other novels!  — Alina, TC Teen Advisory Board member

Praise for Take the Fall

"An intriguing murder mystery, one whose final twists and revelations hit their marks.” — Publishers Weekly

“A thrilling and twisted mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end.” — Suzanne Young, New York Times bestselling author of The Program series

Take the Fall is a deliciously dark tale of scandal and deception. I can’t wait to see what Emily Hainsworth comes up with next!” — Kimberly Derting, author of the Body Finder series

“Fans of whodunit mysteries will enjoy [this]” — Booklist


Hailed by New York Times bestselling author Brenna Yovanoff as smart, singular, and utterly compelling, Through to You is a romantic sci-fi thriller full of unexpected twists about love and second chances.

Camden Pike has been grief-stricken since his girlfriend, Viv, died. He d give anything for just one more glimpse of her. But when Cam visits the site of Viv's deadly car accident, he sees an apparition: her name is Nina, and she's from a parallel world. When Cam follows her there and makes an unbelievable discovery, it's as if all his wildest dreams have come true. But things are very different in this other world. . . . Nina is hiding a secret, and the window between the worlds is shrinking every day. As Cam comes to terms with the truth, he's forced to make a choice that will change his life forever.

Praise for Through To You

"Hainsworth's debut novel is fresh, exciting, and haunting... The well-developed characters help readers make an immediate emotional connection that results in a personal investment in the outcome of the story.... A must-have for any classroom or library shelf." -- VOYA (starred review)

"Smart, singular, and utterly compelling-I loved it!" -- Brenna Yovanoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Replacement

"Intriguing." -- ALA Booklist

30-60 minutes, focusing on Emily’s journey from dog groomer to published author, experiences with hollywood, her inspirations, writing process, and the ingredients of good storytelling (can be tailored more specifically to any school’s particular needs/desires). 

Middle School or High School, grades 7-12

Emily can speak to small or large groups of students.

Projector, screen, and microphone to hook up to laptop. No sound. (If it’s a smaller group of kids in a smaller setting, no mic needed.) And a bottle of water.

Promoting and preparing for the author's school visit is the most important ingredients for a successful, educational, and fun event. Please be sure to carefuly read: What an Author Visit is All About.

Tattered Cover will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees. Books will be available for sale at the school about a week before the event and about a week after the event. An online ordering option is available (see below).

Link to share with students and their families to order Emily's books: Please make sure anyone ordering online includes the name of your school in the Notes section of the order and if they'd like to pick up the book from you at the school. Please DO NOT give a book to someone who says they ordered online unless they have the printed confirmation. PLEASE KEEP THIS! You'll need to include these confirmations when returning the leftover books so you won't be charged for them! If they do ask you for a book without a confirmation, just email me the name of the student and parent's name and I can check.



Through to You AUDIOBOOK


Take the Fall eBOOK

Through to You eBOOK

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ISBN: 9780062094223
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - February 16th, 2016

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Please email or write store for pricing and availability information.
ISBN: 9780062094209
Availability: Special Request - May Not Be Available
Published: Balzer + Bray - February 18th, 2014