Emily Colin holds a BA in Psychology, with a second major in Literature/Media Studies, from Duke University, and an MS in Family Studies and Human Services, with a specialization in Youth Development, from Kansas State University. She is the Associate Director of DREAMS of Wilmington, a nationally award-winning nonprofit dedicated to building creative, committed citizens by providing youth in need with high-quality, free-of-charge arts programming. A 2001-2003 William C. Friday Human Relations Fellow, Emily´s background includes many years as a classical violinist, as well as writing and editing for regional publications. Prior to coming to DREAMS, she served as Editor-in-Chief of Coastal Carolina Press, a nonprofit publishing company dedicated to preserving the history, culture and activities of the North Carolina coast, and co-founder of Carolina Women´s Partnership, a nonprofit organization through which she published two books featuring women leaders throughout the state of North Carolina. The Memory Thief is her first novel.