Emily O'Beirne

Biography

Thirteen-year-old Emily woke up one morning with a sudden itch to write her first novel. All day, she sat through her classes, feverishly scribbling away (her rare silence probably a cherished respite for her teachers). And by the time the last bell rang, she had penned fifteen handwritten pages of angsty drivel, replete with blood-red sunsets, moody saxophone music playing somewhere far off in the night, and abandoned whiskey bottles rolling across tables. Needless to say, that singular literary accomplishment is buried in a box somewhere, ready for her later amusement.

From Melbourne, Australia, Emily was recently granted her PhD. She works part-time in academia, where she hates marking papers but loves working with her students. She also loves where she lives but travels as much as possible and tends to harbour crushes on cities more than on people.

Books

All the Ways to Here
Series: Future Leaders. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 83,280. Language: Australian English. Published: November 15, 2017 by Ylva Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
In this sequel to "Future Leaders of Nowhere", Finn and Willa come home from camp to find everything is different. Even as they grow more sure of their feelings for each other, everything around them feels less certain. As they try to navigate these new worlds together, Finn’s learning she has to figure out what she wants, and Willa how to ask for what she needs.
Future Leaders of Nowhere
Series: Future Leaders. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 75,380. Language: Australian English. Published: March 29, 2017 by Ylva Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
Finn and Willa have been picked as leaders in the camp game. Finn doesn’t know what’s throwing her more, the fact she’s leading a team of unenthusiastic overachievers or coming up against Willa. And Willa doesn’t know which is harder, leaving her responsibilities behind or opening up to someone. Soon they must balance their clashing ideals with their unexpected connection. And find a way to win.
Here's the Thing
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 66,970. Language: American English. Published: October 19, 2016 by Ylva Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
When Zel is forced to move to Sydney for a year for her dad’s job, she has to leave her best friend/epic crush and their unfinished subway project behind in New York City. Zel tells herself she’ll just wait it out until she can get back. But as she finds new friends and a new life in Sydney, she must figure out how to move on while leaving no one behind.
Points of Departure
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 90,360. Language: Australian English. Published: June 29, 2016 by Ylva Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
Best friends Kit and Liza have been looking forward to this trip forever. Five girls, five tickets overseas. But when Kit has to drop out, Liza’s left with three girls she barely knows. While Kit’s stuck at home, Liza’s exploring Europe with sensible Tam, party girl Mai, and miserable Olivia. And they’re all learning that travel isn’t just about the places you go, but about who you’re with.
The Sum of These Things
Series: A Story of Now. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 135,160. Language: Australian English. Published: December 16, 2015 by Ylva Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
This summer Claire has learned a few things already. Like falling for a girl is easy. Now comes the hard part, though: learning to trust. Then there’s the question of what to do with her life. Claire’s new job offers a potential future, but will her pushy mother like it? Now, the biggest lesson Claire must learn is to not let anything get in the way of her happiness. Especially herself.
A Story of Now
Series: A Story of Now. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 128,510. Language: Australian English. Published: July 10, 2015 by Ylva Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
Nineteen-year-old Claire knows she needs a life. And new friends. Too sassy for her own good, she doesn’t make friends easily anymore. And she has no clue where to start on the whole life front. At first, Robbie and Mia seem the least likely people to help her find it. But in a turbulent time, Claire finds new friends, a new self, and, with the warm, brilliant Mia, a whole new set of feelings.

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