Author Archives: Emily Ross

About Emily Ross

Emily Ross's YA novel HALF IN LOVE WITH DEATH (Simon & Schuster/ Simon Pulse) was named a finalist for best YA novel in the International Thriller Writers 2016 Thriller Awards. She received a 2014 MCC Artist Fellowship finalist award for fiction. She is currently working on her second novel, The Black Sea. She is the mother of two millennials and lives in Quincy MA with her husband. Find out more at, on instagram ( or Twitter (

Finding the Right Title

It’s almost a rite of passage to have to change the title of your book when it sells to a publisher, and I fully expected that to happen to me. I figured it would be just one more step in…

10 Ways to Paint a Portrait With Words

I often struggle with describing my characters. Right now, I’m banging my head against a wall trying to describe a teenage boy who has visions as more than a blond hunk. This is all the more frustrating because my mother…