Emily Murdock Baker founded EMB Editorial in 2016. After graduating Cum Laude from Boston University’s School of Communication with a degree in film, she began her career in Hollywood. She worked primarily in development for several production companies, and also on set as a PA. Credits include Righteous Kill, Royal Pains and The Starter Wife.
After nearly three years in Los Angeles, Emily returned to her first loves: books and the East Coast. She spent seven years at Penguin Books, editing fiction and nonfiction, producing enhanced e-books and author videos, and coordinating media tie-ins. While at Penguin, she published Paul French’s New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award–winning Midnight in Peking; Alex Marwood’s Edgar Award and Macavity Award–winning psychological thrillers The Wicked Girls, The Killer Next Door, and The Darkest Secret; Catherine Bailey’s New York Times bestselling The Secret Rooms and Black Diamonds; Patricia Bracewell’s Emma of Normandy trilogy; Sophie Hannah’s bestselling Zailer and Waterhouse series; M.L. Longworth's Verlaque and Bonnet series; and Andi Teran’s Ana of California, among many other titles. She also produced enhanced e-books for Antony Beevor’s D-Day and Manning Marable’s Pulitzer Prize–winning Malcolm X.
In both development and book editing, Emily’s favorite part of her job was working with authors to shape their work. Founding EMB Editorial means that she can focus on working directly with authors full time. In other words, she gets to spend most of her time doing her favorite part of her job.
Originally from Maine, Emily lives in Brooklyn with her husband, her cat, a motley assortment of house plants, and a vast collection of books. She loves Scotland, the Patriots and the Red Sox, baked goods of all varieties, trashy television, and a strong cup of tea. She has never lived more than 30 minutes from a beach.