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Emil Kresl

Emil Kresl was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN, before going off to college in Madison, WI. In both places there was lots of laughter, stories, and swimming. In Madison he learned how to write fiction and plays, and picked up a thing or two about philosophy.

After Madison, it was off to Hollywood where he learned about screenplays and swimming in the Pacific. Then a couple years later, he went off to Austin, Texas, to see what all the fuss was about. There he found the best swimming water he had ever seen. He also got to work with some of the best storytellers around, found the love of his life, and helped bring into this world a human of astonishing beauty, wisdom, and good humor.

To put food on the table, Emil helps people find happiness and fulfillment by contributing in a meaningful way to the world around them, which is not a bad way to collect a paycheck. When he’s not doing all that other stuff like writing, being a dad, and consulting, he studies public policy and community planning, two things that hold the secret to making this world a better place (along with laughter, stories, and swimming).

His debut novel, On Cedar Hill, was released in October 2015.