My name is Emily and I write children’s literature-- mostly between the absurdly early hours of 4:30-6:30 AM. (Silence? Check. Coffee? Check.)
After an 11-year career as a physical therapist, I turned my attention to my passion for writing for children. For the past several years, I have immersed myself in the writing community and have various memberships and awards mentioned below.
When not reading or writing, I enjoy scaling rock walls both indoors and out, as well as doing flips, spins, and handstands in my AcroYoga class! I live in Connecticut with my husband, son, and far too many houseplants.
Thanks for stopping by my page!
My style for children’s picture books is varied. I enjoy writing in both prose and rhyme, but rhyme is my passion! I want adults to enjoy reading my books as much as the child enjoys listening. My goal when starting any new work is to make sure the words I put down on the page are one or more of the following:
BOOKS I LOVE!
by Adam Rex
The Barnabus Project
by The Fan Brothers
by Shinsuki Yoshitake
The Day the Crayons Quit
by Drew Daywalt
The Famous Five
by Enid Blyton
by Ruth Christoffer Carlsen
The Magic Finger
by Roald Dahl
The Phantom Tollbooth
by Norton Juster
The Redwall Series
by Brian Jacques
Pacific Northwest Writers' Association (PNWA)
Society for Children's Books Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
Julie Hedlund's 12x12 Picture Book Challenge
"Frog Storm" La Joie journal. Summer 2021 (essay and children's poem)
"Rethinking Rats" La Joie journal. Winter 2021 (essay)