Emily Joy Howard writes fiction in Oakland, California and is a PitchWars alum. She teaches 4th, 5th, and 6th grades in a Montessori classroom bursting with books. When she’s not writing or teaching, she parents, attends cohousing meetings, and joins all available sing alongs.

 

 

WHELMED

Portrait of Emily sleeping in a pile of her young children’s laundry. WHELMED, oil on panel, by Ned Axthelm. http://www.nedaxthelm.com