Hello! I live in southwest Michigan, near the lake, with my husband, daughter, and pets. Nice to meet you! Welcome.

I post writing and videos on my blog here at emilyvanderark.com. Most of the entries are pertaining to my two favorite things: books and writing! You can also check out my Goodreads page to see what I’m reading now.

My MFA in Creative Writing is from Spalding University. Over the years, I have taught composition and creative writing to homeschoolers, college students, and online learners. My other passions are hiking, camping, exploring new places, gardening, knitting, and my dog/cat/chicken critter collection.