Book Reviews 

Kirkus Indie

Emily has over six years of experience as a book reviewer for Kirkus Indie, where she continues to enjoy reviewing a variety of self-published books. Kirkus has been an industry-trusted source for honest and accessible reviews since 1933 and has helped countless authors build credibility in the publishing realm ever since. 

Sample Kirkus Interview with author Johnny Townsend (Marginal Mormons)


Emily has been writing and editing blog posts for local businesses and tourism attractions for over ten years. 

Sample Posts: 

Keeping Christmas Well at

Christmas Lake Village Family at Key Associates of Santa Claus

Communications and Public Affairs

Emily has also worked in a variety of public relations and communications positions in her federal and non-profit career. She served a temporary assignment as the Public Information Officer on the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Washington, D.C. She has also served as the media point of contact for the Santa Claus Museum & Village, conducting interviews, drafting news releases, and handling inquiries for local, state, and national media outlets.  In addition to her work with the media, Emily has designed and produced wayside exhibits, brochures, interpretive guides, and more at sites throughout the National Park Service and in Santa Claus, Indiana.