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Emily Ecton

Biography

Emily Ecton

Emily Ecton is the author of seven middle grade books published under the names Emily Ecton and Emily Fairlie. She is also a former writer and producer for Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!, the Peabody Award-winningcomedy news quiz on NPR. Her books have been nominated for the Texas Bluebonnet Award, the Massachusetts Children's Book Award, the Pennsylvania Young Rader's Choice Award and the Sunshine State Young Reader's Award. After years of livingin Chicago, she now lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with her dog, Binky. 

Emily Ecton

Books by Emily Ecton

by Emily Ecton - Children's, Children's 9-12, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Mystery

Melissa is a nobody. Wilf is a slacker. Bondi is a show-off. To everyone's surprise, they are the three students chosen to compete for a ten thousand-dollar scholarship, solving clues that lead them to various locations around Chicago. At first the three contestants work independently, but it doesn't take long before each begins to wonder whether the competition is a sham. It's only by secretly joining forces and using their unique talents that the trio is able to uncover the truth behind the Ambrose Deception --- a truth that involves a lot more than just a scholarship.