Emmy Laybourne is a young adult novelist and screenwriter whose debut, Monument 14, has sold over 100,000 copies in the US; was called “Frighteningly real…riveting,” by the New York Times; and is a best-seller... in France! Emmy recently collaborated with director Brad Peyton (San Andreas, Journey 2) on the adaptation of Monument 14 for the screen for Strange Weather Films.
Emmy is currently writing the Berserker series, which tells the story of a family of Norse teenagers with ancient Viking superpowers on the run in the American frontier. Publishers Weekly called Berserker "a bloody and fast-paced mash-up..." Yes -- the genres are Cowboys and Vikings!
Before her life as an author, Emmy performed original comedy on Comedy Central, MTV and VH1; and acted in the movies "Superstar," "The In-Laws" and "Nancy Drew," among others. She’s the daughter of cable pioneer Gerry Laybourne and TV producer Kit Laybourne, and is sister to sit-com show-runner Sam Laybourne. Emmy is famous with Comedy Central die-hard fans for a song she wrote and performed with her brother called, “We Can’t Make Love Because We’re Related.”