A native of New Orleans, Emilie Griffin received a B.A. in English and Classics from Newcomb College of Tulane University. She also pursued graduate studies in theology at Notre Dame Seminary.
A professional writer, editor, and marketing consultant, Emilie has won fifty awards for creativity. Over her career, she has worked for major advertising agencies in New York and New Orleans, and studied playwriting with Edward Albee at the Circle in the Square Theatre in New York. In 1998-1999 she was a guest columnist for Praying magazine. She recently collaborated with Richard Foster on a book entitled Spiritual Classics (her seventh major title). She has worked extensively as a retreat and workshop leader with Christians of all denominations. She is a member of the board of Renovare, an infra-church movement committed to Christian renewal.
Emilie is the award-winning author of several books on the spiritual life including Turning: Reflections on the Experience of Conversion, Wilderness Time: A Guide for Spiritual Retreat, and Doors Into Prayer (Paraclete Press). Emilie and her husband live in Alexandria, Louisiana and are the parents of three grown children. Her recent book, Wonderful and Dark is This Road is an introduction and invitation to discover the fascinating, and often misunderstood spiritual phenomenon of mysticism.