Emmie is a teacher and librarian, inspired by the beauty of the everyday and the power of story.  Her favorite childhood games were school and library and so it was no surprise when she earned a B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and her Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Tennessee. 

She is currently the librarian at her alma mater, Percy Priest Elementary, where she takes great joy in sharing stories with her students. She writes a monthly column for BookPage magazine and is a regular contributor to the children’s literature journal, The Horn Book. If she’s not talking, writing, or thinking about picturebooks she is probably hiking with a friend, headed to McKay’s, or rewatching a Nora Ephron movie.