I'm a writer, lyric soprano, and music historian born and raised outside Boston, Massachusetts. After earning a B.A. from Harvard in 2008, I moved to California to pursue a M.M. in voice performance and a Ph.D. in musicology from UC Santa Barbara. Now I write and sing in San Francisco’s East Bay, where I live with my husband, our two young children, and our dog. My critically acclaimed debut novel, Night, Forgotten, is available wherever books are sold.
Much of my public writing has appeared under the pen name Emily Lindin, including my annotated middle school diary, UnSlut: A Diary and a Memoir (Lerner, 2015). As the founder of The UnSlut Project, I've advocated for survivors of sexual assault and abuse on platforms such as ABC with Katie Couric, CNN, The Doctors, Al Jazeera America, NPR, and at dozens of high schools and universities around North America. I’m proud to serve on the Board of Directors at the national nonprofit Stop Sexual Assault in Schools.
When Julie's idyllic life is upended by a sexual assault that results in a pregnancy, she can't cope with anything—not the baby, not her mother-in-law's constant presence in her home, not even her husband's concern. Her marriage is forever changed. Her life is unrecognizable. Her only option is to put the broken pieces of that awful night together and finally come to terms with what happened to her . . . and why. Available wherever books are sold.
Teen Vogue Column
Westwood Public Library event January, 2023
Writing Authentically Panel, WattCon 2022 in Los Angeles
Interview with Robin Young on NPR’s “Here & Now”
TEDxYouth@Toronto: Discover Your Confidence
The Drs. Episode on "Slut" Shaming
Global News Halifax: Rehtaeh Parsons Memorial Walk
Invite me to your Book Club
I offer free, 20-minute virtual chats with an optional Q&A to book clubs who have read Night Forgotten. Use the form below to provide a bit of information about your group, and I'll send you an exclusive discussion guide including "behind-the-book" details, photos, and a playlist. In the meantime, check out the Discussion Questions at the back of the book.