Hello! I live in southwest Michigan, near the lake, with my husband, daughters, 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 Currently I am employed by the University of the Cumberlands, my alma mater, as an English professor in their online program, where I teach composition, American literature, and creative writing. My other passions are hiking, camping, exploring new places, gardening, knitting, and hanging out with my girls (four and one years old).

Thanks for stopping by!