Emily Vander Ark is an east coast native making her home in the Midwest and finding that it suits her just fine. She has taught various composition, creative writing, and children’s literature classes for her local community college and homeschool co-op. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Spalding University and received her BS in English and Christian Studies from the University of the Cumberlands. Her hobbies include reading, knitting, travel, and exploring her small hometown on Lake Michigan. Although Emily was baptized at a young age, the Lord has continued to draw her to himself through the study of his Word and the body of his Church. She and her husband, Caleb, and baby girl, Shire, share their home with a dog, a cat, and five laying hens.