Photo by Emily Cook

Emily Blackwell Cook

                                                           About Me                                                         

Not one who particularly enjoys talking about herself, in a nutshell I would say that I am a writer with a serious case of artist envy. 

I have written in almost every capacity of my life, both professionally and personally. I contribute extensively as a writer for local charities, wildlife conservation organizations and educational foundations, but my passion is writing stories for children. Many of my stories come from real life. I hope to expand into adult fiction down the road as well.

My love of travel and all things in the natural world also provides me with an unlimited number of opportunities to photograph and paint the world which inspire me. My family loves to explore and see and do, and as I experience this amazing planet, everything fascinates me. I am still learning and growing as an artist, but it's never boring and I constantly try new techniques and subjects. I especially love working with watercolor.

I grew up on Long Island, but have lived in a number of places throughout my life, including England, France, Germany, San Francisco, Connecticut and Maryland. I am now settled in Virginia where I live with my husband and three wonderful kids. as well as Daisy (our goldendoodle), Dash, (a rescue Siamiese), and two barred parakeets, Petie and Kiwi. 

I appreciate your stopping by my website and love meeting new people, so please feel free to message me.