Emmy Laybourne ’89 Pens New Book

Photo from the Press Kit of Emmy Laybourne.

Ransacker is the most ambitious novel yet from author Emmy Laybourne ’89. The story follows the coming-of-age of Sissel Hemstad, a young Norwegian immigrant living in 1886 Montana with ancient Viking magic running in her blood. It is a companion novel to her previous novel, Berserker.

“While it was challenging, I found it very satisfying to write historical fantasy,” said Emmy. “I’ve always been fascinated with stories of the pioneer and homesteading times.”

Emmy is a writer of young adult fiction who has penned books such as Sweet, Sky on Fire, and the well-known Monument 14 series. She also starred opposite Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon in the feature film Superstar.

Emmy is also a devoted member of the George School community. In 2015, she was a speaker at TedXGeorgeSchool, and discussed what it was like to grow up as the daughter of the founder of Nickelodeon, and the foundation it gave her to view media through a creative lens. Last year, she donated signed copies of her books to Embrace the World a dinner, dance, and auction that celebrated the school’s 125th anniversary.

Learn more about Emmy at www.emmylaybourne.com.

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