Award-winning author Emily Pohl-Weary has published six books, a series of comics, and a literary magazine. Her most recent YA novel, NOT YOUR ORDINARY WOLF GIRL, was published this September by Razorbill Canada to much critical acclaim. In 2008, Emily founded the Toronto Street Writers, a free writing group for inner-city youth in the neigbourhood where she grew up. In December 2011, she and Jesse Hirsh founded the Academy of the Impossible, a community learning center in Toronto where people teach each other how to achieve their dreams through innovative artistic, technological, social and literacy programs. Emily holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC.