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Emily T. Wierenga is an award-winning journalist, artist, and the author of five books. Her first novel, A Promise in Pieces, released Spring of 2014, and her memoir, Atlas Girl: Finding Home in the Last Place I thought to Look (Baker Books) released July 1, 2014. The sequel, Making It Home, will release in September 2015.
She is a columnist for Christian Week and The Christian Courier, a bi-weekly contributor to MOPS International, a monthly contributor to The Better Mom, and a paid contributor to The High Calling. In addition to being associate editor, ghostwriter, copy editor, and staff writer, Wierenga has written for Catalyst, Relevant, The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, Adbusters, Prodigal Magazine, Today's Christian Woman, (in)courage, Radix, Christian Week, Faith Today, Geez, The Anglican Planet, Focus on the Family, Christian Courier, and In Touch. Her work is also regularly syndicated by Christian Family Post.
In January of 2014 Emily traveled to Rwanda and Uganda on a bloggers' trip.
And in June of 2014, she founded The Lulu Tree, a non-profit dedicated to preventing tomorrow's orphans by equipping today's mothers in the slum of Katwe, Uganda. All proceeds from Atlas Girl benefit The Lulu Tree.
Emily speaks at women's retreats, universities, churches and conferences, about her journey with anorexia nervosa, and was one of the keynote speakers at the premiere Christian eating disorders conference, Hungry for Hope 2013, where she shared the platform with Kirsten Haglund, Miss America 2008. She also spoke at Hungry for Hope 2014, and is scheduled to speak at Allume, in addition to leading a COMPEL training webinar for Proverbs 31 Ministries, fall of 2014.
Emily serves as an Official Ambassador for FINDINGbalance and is a Navigator with the National Eating Disorders Association.
She has appeared multiple times on 100 Huntley Street, The Drew Marshall Show and Chris Fabry Live!,as well as on Breakfast Television Edmonton.
On July 29th, 2013, Emily wrote a letter on her blog to Kate Middleton on the postpartum body. It went viral, receiving over six million views, and was shared by Dove.
She is represented by Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary.
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