Emily Tetri grew up in St Louis, Missouri, where her childhood was mostly spent drawing, making up stories, and running feral outdoors. She went to the University of Southern California where she graduated with a major in animation. She would later work as a background designer and painter for TV animation. She currently lives in Los Angeles where she draws and makes up stories for a living, but continues to run around outdoors with her dog every chance she gets. She is the author of Tiger vs Nightmare.