Emily Belden is an author currently living San Diego, CA with her husband and two out of control rescue dogs.

Born and raised in Chicago, Emily tiled her bedroom floor in over 60,000 pennies – all heads up for good luck. Local media heard about The Penny Floor and ran the story, which was eventually picked up by The Today Show, who did a live-remote interview with her.

Not long after, Emily pitched her first book, a memoir called Eightysixed. Her journey has since been chronicled by Michigan Avenue Magazine, The Chicago Sun Times, and many other media outlets and blogs.

In 2015 she signed with famed literary agency, Browne & Miller, who is now pitching Emily’s debut novel, Randolph Street.

Today, Emily continues to write and is working on the episodic series of Eightysixed with power-house production company, 44 Blue.