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About Emilyann

Emilyann Girdner’s Biography

(Young Adult Fantasy Author)

Emilyann Girdner is the author of Amazon Best-Seller, Dante Rossetti Award Finalist and Reader’s Favorite 5 Star rated young adult fantasy novel, The Labyrinth Wall. Emilyann’s writing has appeared on websites and blogs including Sound & Communications Magazine, The TV Shield, Center for Work Life, Easter Seals Florida, MU Museum of Art & Archaeology’s Musings and She has been a guest and spoken for events with organizations such as Barnes & Noble stores, Wizard World Comic Con, AltCon and MegaCon Fan Days. Entertainment industry pros such as actor Sean Astin (from Lord of the Rings, Rudy, 50 First Dates and more) and author Crystal Collier (Maiden of Time Trilogy) are talking about Emilyann’s work. And City Surfing Orlando,, Orlando Weekly, Street Insider, Tallahassee Democrat, Tallahassee Magazine and WorldNews are some of the media outlets that have mentioned Emilyann. She is best known for the Obsidian Series (including young adult fantasy novel, The Labyrinth Wall).

Though she was born in Germany and raised in Turkey until the age of five, Emilyann Girdner spent the majority of her grade school years in Tallahassee, Florida. She discovered early she had a love for stories. Reading books, watching movies and then acting them out with friends or toys gave living an extra flavor. This is likely why she spent the first part of her college career studying Creative Writing, before switching to Graphic Design and then graduating with a BFA in Digital Art from Missouri State University. Given her three degree transitions in college, it isn’t a shock that she is a multi-medium lover, exploring writing, digital art, photography and design. She finds that her creativity is most fluent when given the opportunity to bounce between artistic outlets.To truly understand this author, there are two things to know about her. Emilyann hopes to share a love for others and God in all she does. She believes that imagination sparks beauty in the soul.

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The Labyrinth Wall and Harry Potter Best Fantasy Books
Megancon Fan Days
Emilyann Girdner (The Labyrinth Wall Author)
and Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy from Harry Potter)

Emilyann Girdner from Orlando and Sean Astin at Wizard World Comic Con

Wizard World Comic Con
Emilyann Girdner (Obsidian Series Author)
and Sean Astin (Sam from Lord of the Rings)
Holders Dominion and The Labyrinth Wall Video Game and Fantasy books at Wizard World Comic Con Author Panel
Wizard World Comic Con
“The Creativity Engine: Where Does the Power Come From?” Panel
Genese Davis, Emilyann Girdner and J.J. Sedelmaier
“The more you learn, the more you grow.
One day you will change the world,
with all you know.”



Members of the press looking for publication history, interview responses, and more check out Emilyann’s media kit. Publishers and agencies looking to work with Emilyann can contact pr(at) for more information.


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