On February 7, 2012, emily m. danforth's debut novel—The Miseducation of Cameron Post—was published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. The novel has won numerous awards and received starred reviews from Booklist, Kirkus, and Publisher's Weekly, calling The Miseducation of Cameron Post an "impressive debut," adding, "the story is riveting, beautiful, and full of the kind of detail that brings to life a place (rural Montana), a time (the early 1990s), and a questioning teenage girl." Novelist Curtis Sittenfeld (Prep; American Wife) says of it, "If Holden Caulfield had been a gay girl from Montana, this is the story he might have told--it's funny, heartbreaking, and beautifully rendered. emily danforth remembers exactly what it's like to be a teenager, and she has written a new classic." TheMiseducation of Cameron Post is available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Indie Bound.
Danforth graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Ph.D in English-Creative Writing in 2011. A draft of The Miseducation of Cameron Post served as her creative dissertation. Currently Dr. Danforth is an Assistant Professor of English at Rhode Island College in Providence. During the fall of 2011, she collaborated with award winning Rhode Island filmmaker Trevor Holden on a "book trailer" (short film) promoting her novel.